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Kochi

Birthplace of Sakamoto Ryoma and Yosakoi festivals

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Kohanyu Cafe

Kohanyu Cafe

Mandy Bartok

Kohanyu Cafe is a riverside cafe in rural Kochi, not far from the famous Anpanman Museum.

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Terzo Tempo

Terzo Tempo

Nate Hill

Terzo Tempo is a small cafe in Kochi City, but is one of those places doing everything right. While keeping a focus on great food,..

La Prima Vorta

La Prima Vorta

Nate Hill

La Prima Vorta is one of those restaurants that leaves you feeling like you might not ever experience food like that anywhere else...

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Places to stay in Kochi

Hotel Sansuien

Hotel Sansuien

Ekaterina Bespyatova

Stay at this upscale hotel in close proximity to Kochi Castle, where you can enjoy a hot spring bath and learn a few things about..

Hotel Nahari

Hotel Nahari

Ekaterina Bespyatova

Reasonably priced hotel with delicious food and a beautifully designed bath on the Pacific coast of Kochi Prefecture.

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Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Shikoku
Island Shikoku
Capital Kochi
Population 764,456
Area 7,103.91 sq. km

Located in the Shikoku region, Kochi is perhaps best known for being the birthplace of the legendary Japanese revolutionary Sakamoto Ryoma, one of the most important figures in modern Japanese history; his statue on Katsurahama Beach is arguably the Mecca for Ryoma fanatics.

Kochi Castle is one of the oldest castles in Japan still standing, while the beautiful Shimanto River is said to be “Japan’s last fresh stream.”

Two notable activities in Kochi include whale-watching and the famous Yosakoi Dance Festival every August. If you're on a long vacation (and want to get some exercise), try the Shikoku O-henro, a pilgrimage of 88 temples that runs through Kochi (16 of the temples are located within the prefecture) and covers all of Shikoku, spanning 1200 km long. And while you're in Kochi, be sure to try katsuo tataki, seasoned and lightly grilled bonito sashimi.

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