The Road to Japan's Best Kept Secret
Kochi prefecture has it all. A rich experience full of beautiful nature, delicious food, crystal clear rivers, outdoor activities, and more awaits. Kochi is located in the southern part of Shikoku, which made Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel list in 2022. From lively local markets in Kochi city, to canoeing and kayaking through some of Japan’s most beautiful river valleys, the prefecture offers something for every type of traveler.
Kochi may seem a world away from the hustle and bustle of Osaka, but getting there is easier than you might think. Despite being located in southern Shikoku, it doesn't take long to get there from the main centers in Kansai like Osaka and Kyoto. Rent a car from Kansai International Airport or take in the sights from an express train. However you travel, the big cities are soon behind you and you can breathe a sigh of relief as you step into one of Japan’s hidden treasures. With many routes to choose from, find the way to explore all that Kochi has to offer that best suits you.