There are not many winter-related sports in Kochi, but that does not mean you can not appreciate the snow during the winter! In northern Kochi’s Reihoku region, the snow falls freely during the winter, and if you are brave enough to drive up there you can see it for yourself. It takes about an hour and a half to get there from Kochi City. Make sure you bring snow tires!
Some years, at Okawa Village’s Shirataki, the waterfall will freeze over and you can see the beautiful frozen ice. You can also see frozen lakes and streams, but don’t try to ice skate on them. The snow also falls fairly heavily in that region, and you might even be able to build a snowman or make snow angels. The roads can sometimes freeze, so make sure you are comfortable driving on slippery roads. Let’s play in the snow!
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