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First Time Visit Kochi Local Tour

by Yuki
8h $ 121 Price up to 15 people

Highlights

  • Kochi castle
  • Tikurinji temple
  • Katsurahama beach
  • Hirome Market

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Overview

On this tour you can go to main famous places like castle, temple, beach, and local market. On the way to the destination, you can also stop by many interesting places. Kochi was very important domain in Edo era, there’s much drama to know and feel. Benefits of being country is you can feel untouristy real Japan. Local speciality here are fresh fish just taken in the ocean and bubbly drinkers.

What to Expect

This tour is for people who are interested at countryside, communicating locals and having good food.

Tikurinji is an old temple of wisdom in a mountain. It was built on image of a temple in emperor’s dream on 8th century. It has mystical stories with some famous priests. After leaving temple you can stop by stunning canyon scenery, This temple and canyon scenery could be photo spot if it is good weather.

Katsurahama is famous beautiful beach which has souvenir shops and aquarium. You can relax for a bit by seeing ocean. There’ is also big statue of Ryoma Sakamoto one of the most important samurai in Japan. Japan used be a one tiny isolated country. But with his effort Japanese emperor could governed Japan again and could open their country to develop itself as an international country today. One of the reason Ryoma statue stand by ocean is said to mean he is telling people to have high hope by learning from abroad over the ocean.

Kochi castle (Important cultural asset) is built in 1601 first, and rebuilt completely in 1753 after it has burned down. This castle is precious castle because while the most of Japanese castle is replica on their most of part, but this castle has original structure. Luckily no battle were held at the castle. So you could feel it’s history peacefully but the political way. Yamanouchi the lord of kochi castle is as Ryoma Sakamoto, he suggested king to returns political power to the emperor. Maybe not fancy just an very old castle but this is the real castle and you can now understand how much Samurai in this castle and kochi was important for the development of japan today.There is no elevator, you can climb up high stairs to the top, you see the view of Kochi city the lord might saw.


Hirome market is an combined facility of fish markets, souvenir stores and food court local people come to drink with strangers. Kochi is famous for fresh fish, You can eat local speciality for cheep. Kochi has their own warm hospitality culture, Especially from evening to night or even lunch time, you are allowed to talk to local people casually even though it is said Japanese are shy. This place is exception.

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Highlights

  • Kochi castle
  • Tikurinji temple
  • Katsurahama beach
  • Hirome Market

Important

If you have any requests for me to be your guide in Ehime, Tokusima, Takamatsu, please let me know at least 10 days beforehand.

Bring your passport to get foreigners discount.
The course could be change according to the traffic condition, your health condition or to adjust your interests.

If you are going to use wheel chair please let me know it is foldable or not, if not you need to hire nursing taxi whole the way. it will cost a lot unfortunately, you can message me to check the cost. Also guide is not allowed to get in the nursing taxi. So we will go by different car to the destination.
Wheel chair acccesable places: main hall in Tikurinji temple(not approach gate), Katsurahama beach, Statue in Katsurahama beach, Hirome market, Only around gate and park under castle(not main castle)
Wheel chair enable to access: aquarium, castle, near pagoda. read more

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
Lunch(around ¥1500), transportation fee(¥500 with foreign passport/¥1000 without foreign passport, there’s possibly to use taxi if the traffic condition is not ok with this rural place inconstant bus schedule), entrance fee(¥420/ if you also want to go to museum next to it +¥310), pick up(¥100 only if you want)
Meeting Point
Kochi station or your hotel
Ending Point
Kochi station or your hotel
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 15 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.

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