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Kochi (高知, Kōchi) is the capital of Kochi Prefecture on the southern coast of Shikoku. The city is small and friendly, with a casual atmosphere and a dose of southern flair.

Kochi boasts several attractions of interest to travelers. A well preserved, original hilltop castle from the feudal period marks Kochi's downtown. Nearby on another mountain, Godaisan, pilgrims visit Chikurenji Temple, one of the 88 temples along the Shikoku Pilgrimage. The city is also the proud home of Sakamoto Ryoma, who played a role in realizing the Meiji Restoration. The Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum is located at the beautiful Katsurahama Beach, just south of the city center.

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 1  Katsuo no tataki
Kochi's most famous dish.
User rating: 92/100 (75 votes)
Visited by: 171 users
 2  Kochi Castle
One of Japan's few surviving original castles.
User rating: 78/100 (117 votes)
Visited by: 246 users
 3  Mount Godaisan
Mountain with temple and botanical garden.
User rating: 78/100 (34 votes)
Visited by: 69 users
 4  Katsurahama
Beach with various tourist attractions.
User rating: 77/100 (104 votes)
Visited by: 220 users
 5  Kochi Downtown
Downtown centered around the Harimayabashi.
User rating: 68/100 (89 votes)
Visited by: 206 users
 

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