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Kochi

What is Kochi?

The largest of Shikoku’s prefectures, Kochi is endowed with some of the island’s most exceptional sand beaches lining the Pacific Ocean, which narrows into the Shimanto-gawa, a huge river that stretches 196 kilometers into the prefecture, passing verdant mountains and hosting countless riverside activities. Whether you’re a pilgrim or not, Kochi’s 16 Buddhist temples that make up one leg of the Shikoku Pilgrimage are worth a visit, particularly Chikurin-ji for its five-tier pagoda.

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Climate

What to Wear

Jan
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Feb
Jacket
Jacket
Mar
Jacket
Jacket
Apr
Long
Long
May
Long
Long
Jun
Long
Long
Jul
Short
Short
Aug
Short
Short
Sep
Short
Short
Oct
Long
Long
Nov
Jacket
Jacket
Dec
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Based on the Meteorological Agency "past weather data", created NAVITIME

Getting Around

At six hours from Tokyo, Kochi is a somewhat arduous journey by train but includes just one change at Okayama Station, which can be reached by the Sanyo-Tokaido Shinkansen, followed by a 2.5-hour train ride on the Dosan Line down to Kochi Station. Home to Kochi Airport, the prefecture can also be reached by plane from Tokyo in less than 1.5 hours.

Getting Around Kochi Prefecture
2018-02-21
Getting Around Kochi Prefecture

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