1-Day Kochi Highlights Tour with local guide

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  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
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  • E-Ticket
  • 7 hr

The traveller can enjoy Kochi with a local guide to their heart's content. All of the guides on this tour lives in Kochi city and they can take you not only the famous sightseeing place, also take you hidden gems in Kochi city. For cruise guest, we'll meet at Harimayabashi bus terminal. It's the shuttle bus stop from the cruise ship. Enjoy Kochi like a local!

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Kochi Castle

Known as "the best castle on the Nankaido (road)," is a symbol of Kochi City. Currently, there are only 12 castles from the pre-Edo period in Japan, but Kochi Castle is one of the most precious castles. The current main tower was rebuilt in August 1747. The greatest feature of Kochi Castle is that the cohesive entirely of the main building group, with the Tenshu, Goten, and Corridor Bridge, all being completely present along with the stone wall and so on. The gazebo on the top floor of the castle tower overlooks Kochi city.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hirome Ichiba

Large hall with food stalls from around 40 various restaurants, plus souvenir shops and other shops. Perhaps you will enjoy some of the famous “Katsuo Tataki,” which is seared bonito fish. It is recommended that you put salt and sliced ​​garlic on it before tasting. Do enjoy the local foods unique to Kochi.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden

The Makino Botanical Garden, located at the summit of Godaiyama, Kochi, was opened in 1958 to honor the achievements of Dr. Tomitaro Makino, the "father of Japanese plant taxonomy" from Kochi Prefecture. About 3,000 hectares, including wild plants related to the doctor, color the four seasons in the approximately 6 hectares of the garden, making it one of Japan's leading integrated botanical gardens where you can feel the joy of meeting plants in nature.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Chikurinji Temple

Prospered greatly due to the devotion of the Tosa lord, and monk disciples gathered, becoming the center of Tosa culture as a study temple. Many works of great importance have come out of this place, and there is a “secret” Buddha that is only shown to the public once every 50 years. Further, the five-storied pagoda built in the precinct is the only one in Kochi Prefecture, and the tower contains stupas solicited from Bodh Gaya, India.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Godaisan Park

Enjoy the panoramic views of Kochi City, Urato Bay and Kochi Port from below, from the “Godaisan Observatory,” a No.1 scenic spot in Kochi City near the mountain top. The excellently located "Café Panorama" has a great location at the observation deck. As you enjoy coffee and snacks while savoring the view, it is a perfect time for a break.

Duration: 50 minutes
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