Life in Kochi

Kochi Prefecture, located on the south side of the island of Shikoku, is a beautiful natural region.

Kochi has a warm climate and abundant rainfall and sunshine, so it is famous in Japan for its vegetables and fruit - and for its warm-hearted people. With over 200 km of coastline, clean rivers and a mountain range with dozens of peaks over 1500 m high, Kochi is a recreation paradise.

The 88-temple Shingon sect Buddhist pilgrimage around Shikoku is 1200 years old and over 1200 km long. It takes six to seven weeks to complete on foot. People come from all over Japan and all over the world to walk those ancient paths.

Yosakoi, the summer dance festival started in 1954, is now famous around the world.

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