Kochi is a small and friendly city located on the southern coast of the island of Shikoku in Japan boasting hilltop castles, pilgrimage temples and beautiful beaches.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
See one of twelve Japanese castles to have survived the hardships of the post-feudal age. Kochi Castle was first build in the early 1600s and then reconstructed in 1748 after a fire. During the Edo Period it housed the Yamauchi lords who ruled the region and today its wooden walls house treasures and historical artefacts.
No trip to Kochi is complete without trying their speciality dish, Katsuo no tataki. Katsuo stands for the type of tuna used and Tataki is the style in which it’s prepared. The fish is lightly grilled so that the inside remains raw, then it is sliced and seasoned with soya sauce, vinegar and citrus, and served with sliced garlic and onions.
The currency in Kochi is the Japanese Yen (JPY).
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