Do you love flowing rivers and green, rolling mountains? How about stunning beaches and a bit of solitude? Well, we have a prefecture for you! Located on Japan’s Shikoku Island, a seven hour shinkansen from Tokyo, Kochi is definitely off the beaten track. Even though it is remote, there is plenty to see. Nature aside, the Kochi-jo castle is a wonderful artefact of feudal-era Japan and dates back to the 1600s. The city is home to a centuries-old Sunday market as well as a summer ‘yosakoi’ dance festival. It is truly a jewel of Shikoku. There are so many things to see and do, so start by reading our favourite things to do in Kochi. 

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Myojinmaru’s Famous Salted Bonito Tataki

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