Kochi, Japan

Kochi is the capital city of Kōchi Prefecture on Shikoku island of Japan. The smallest of Japan's Big Four, Shikoku lies to the south of Honshu. This mountainous inner regions offer some good hiking. It is also the home of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage of the Shingon sect of Buddhism.

The main attraction in Kochi is Kochi Castle which is one of the few original white castles in Japan. Other attractions include the mountain Godaisan which holds a public park with views of the city, and is home to stop 31 on the Shikoku Pilgrimage, Chikurin-ji, as well as the Makino Botanical Garden.

Things to See & Do

* Kochi Castle
* Makino Botanical Garden
* The Museum of Art Kochi
* Tosa Shrine
* Harimayabashi Bridge

General information

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Yen (JPY)
Language - Japanese
Population - 340,600 approx
Land Area - 309.22 km2
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus hours five and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code - 81

Port Location - The port of Kochi Is located in Urado Bay.

Travel Links - Pint-sized Kōchi Ryōma Airport has flights to Osaka-Itami, Tokyo-Haneda, and Fukuoka. Buses to/from Kochi station leave roughly twice an hour.

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