Kochi Prefecture, situated on Shikoku Island and unconnected by shinkansen, has developed a unique identity distinct from mainland Japan. This is most evident in Kochi, a nature and adventure lover's paradise with a seemingly endless array of activities. Hike through the lush forests of the Shimanto River area, visit the historical Kochi Castle, and explore the rugged coastline of Cape Ashizuri. Experience the exhilarating Yosakoi Festival, a dance event held annually in Kochi City, and savor the local Tosa cuisine, including katsuo no tataki (seared bonito) and sawachi ryori (a traditional platter of sashimi and local dishes).
The nearest and most convenient airport in the prefecture is Kochi Ryoma Airport.