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Experience Pristine Rivers, Ocean, and Mountains in Kochi—a Manga Kingdom

Magazine

ReleaseMarch 10, 2020

Producing many great manga artists—including the late Takashi Yanase, the famous as the creator of Anpanman—
Kochi Prefecture is a perfect place to go for drives, with many places to enjoy the grand nature and various activities.

Kashiwa Island

Kashiwa Island
This island is surrounded by a surprisingly clear, beautiful ocean with a large-scale coral reef. There are about 1,000 kinds of fish, offering a popular spot for snorkeling and scuba diving (about 180 min by car from Kochi City).

Shimanto River Valley

Shimanto River Valley
Sometimes referred to as “the last clear stream in Japan,” the Shimanto River Valley is the longest river in Shikoku, with 319 tributaries, and is also known as a rare river without a large dam. The beautiful landscape with intact nature around the river is one of the must-visit places in Japan (about 120 min by car from Kochi City to Nakamura Sta.).

Shikoku Karst (Tengu-kogen Plateau)

Shikoku Karst (Tengu-kogen Plateau)

Shikoku Karst (Tengu-kogen Plateau)

Shikoku Karst (Tengu-kogen Plateau)
One of the three biggest karsts in Japan, this area offers a grand panoramic view spreading about 25 km in an east-west direction. Take a walk on “Therapy Road,” which is paved with hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood chips (about 130 min by car from Kochi City).

Kochi Prefecture is a “Manga Kingdom”

In Kochi Prefecture, which has produced many famous manga artists, there are various events and places to enjoy manga and learn about its culture.


“Shin Kaiyodo Evangelion Figure Exhibition”
“Shin Kaiyodo Evangelion Figure Exhibition” This exhibition will be held at Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto from March 7 to September 28, 2020.
Kaiyodo Hobby Museum

Opening of Kochi Manga BASE in April
In April, 2020, a facility will open where you can freely read and create manga as well as enjoy taking commemorative photos with your favorite characters using an AR app.

Information on flight arrivals in Kochi

◆From the Kansai Area to Kochi Ryoma Airport
From Kansai International Airport・・・・・・・about 50 min
From Osaka International Airport (Itami)・・・about 45 min
From Kobe Airport ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・about 50 min

For information on Kochi, please visit!
https://visitkochijapan.com

*The information herein is as of February 2020.