When the old revives in a quiet space, Iyashinoyu heartwarming, village of Heike legend.
Iya Hot Springs are considered one of the three major hidden hot spring spots in Japan along with Niseko Yakushi Hot Springs in Hokkaido and Yachi Hot Springs in Aomori prefecture.
Strait between Magosaki, Ōge Island and Tozaki, Awaji Island. Famous for its whirlpools. A sightseeing boat will take you to the whirlpools.
An old group of townhouses that flourished from the late 18th to early 20th century, producing vegetable wax. It has been selected as one of Japan’s Important Historical Building Preservation Districts.
Cape Ashizuri extends into the deep blue Pacific Ocean. With more than a 270-degree view from the viewing platform, you can feel the roundness of the Earth.
See stony coral and colonies of tropical fish from the viewing boat.
Located on Mt. Zōzu and revered as the ocean’s protector, this attraction enshrines Ōmononushi and Emperor Sutoku as deities and hosts many visitors.
One of Japan’s three major karsts with Akiyoshidai and Kyushu’s Hiraodai. A highland plateau spreads over seven towns and villages from Ehime to Kōchi prefecture.
The main building of the massive three-level structure was built in 1894 and is a tourist spot. It was designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan in December 1994.
The highest mountain in western Japan. Since ancient times, many people have climbed its peak as part of mountain religious beliefs. The mountain is about three hours from the end of the Ishizuchi Ropeway.
As sung in a yosakoi song, “See the moon at Katsura-hama.” This place is picturesque and representative of Kōchi prefecture. It is famous for a statue of Ryōma Sakamoto overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
A roadside station (michi no eki) and a charming park boasting attractions including an aquarium, restaurant, glass workshop, and water park (Yasuragi Zone).
At the southeastern end of Shikoku on the opposite side of Cape Ashizuri. The reef extending into the Pacific Ocean and the subtropical forest covering the cape are magnificent.
A deep gorge created by the Yoshino River that cuts across Mt. Tsurugi’s mountain rage. In the past, this was a dangerous area where one needed to tread carefully. It can be traveled by boat.