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  • 1 Kochi Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    JPN - Kochi 7191174

    Kochi Castle is the mainstay of the city's repute, and with good reason. Built at the very start of the 17C and rebuilt in the 18C, it stands on a hill, its sturdy walls and arrow slits making clear its defensive purpose. The apartments of the lord i..

  • 2 Chikurin-ji Interesting

    Religious buildings

    JPN - Kochi 781-8125

    Bearing the no 31 on the itinerary of 88 sacred temples, Chikurin-ji, "temple of the bamboo grove", was founded in 724 by Gyoki, a Buddhist monk. Its five-storey pagoda was reworked in 1970, but it has a lovely Zen garden, designed in the 1..

  • 3 Marché du dimanche de Kochi (Nichi-o-ichi) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Otesuji JPN - Kochi

    Avenue Otesjui, to the north of Kochi city centre, has been the venue of the Sunday market for some three centuries. Several hundred stalls along 1.2km selling fresh produce and handmade goods ranging from vegetables, fruit, flowers, fish and seafood..

  • 4 Jardin botanique Makino Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    JPN - Kochi 719-1174

    Founded fifty years ago by Professor Makino Tomitaro (1862-1957, the father of Japanese botany, Makino garden is home to a museum, a restaurant and 6hectares of landscaped grounds dotted with flower borders and greenhouses, where orchids, hibiscus, l..

  • 5 Katsurahama beach Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    JPN - Kochi

    The lovely long sandy beach of Katsurahama lined in pine trees forms a headland at the southernmost tip of Urado Bay, a few kilometres from Kochi. On the promenade by the beach stands a statue of Sakamoto Ryoma (1836-1867) a local hero and one of the..

  • 6 Monet-Marmottan Garden at Kitagawa Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Kitagawa JPN - Kochi 781-6441

    This magnificent garden nestling at the foot of the mountains has a tale to tell. In 1883 the painter Claude Monet was inspired by Japanese prints, on which he was particularly keen, to create his garden at Giverny. 114 years later, the Claude Monet ..

  • 7 Harimaya-bashi

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    JPN - Kochi

    The tiny bright red Harimaya-bashi Bridge hides in the town centre of Kochi, surrounded by modern buildings. It used to span an arm of the river, today filled in, and was the secret meeting point of a Buddhist monk and a young servant girl in the 19C..

  • 8 Tosa Token Center

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    JPN - Kochi 719-1174

    The region of Kochi has a long-standing tradition of fighting dogs. Near Katshurahama beach, the Tosa Token Center stages Tosa dog fights in season. The Tosa is a ferocious short-haired dog with jaws of steel that can weigh up to 100kg. Every year, d..

  • 9 Sakamoto-Ryoma Memorial Museum

    Museums and art

    830 Urado-shiroyama JPN - Kochi 781-0262

    Sakamoto Ryoma (1835-1867) is a well-known historical figure in Japan. Born in Kochi into a samurai family, he played a major role in the anti-shogun movement that led to the Meiji restoration. At the same time, in 1865 he founded an import-export co..

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