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Friday, March 29, 2019
Let’s make a “Ryoma Passport” and travel around Kochi!
The Ryoma Passport is an item which gets you special perks simply by showing it at various tourist facilities, hot springs, road station...
Having fun in Nankoku City with the Ryoma Passport!
Kochi City CIR Marisa The cold weather has all but disappeared, and spring, the season where Japan’s beautiful cherry blossoms start ...
Let’s enjoy Akaoka with our Ryoma Passports!
Kochi Prefecture CIR Valerie Teo We’re off to Akaoka Station! Akaoka used to be called Konan’s “Commercial Town”, and nostalgic sc...
Kochi Lifestyle Q&A : The theme this time is HAY FEVER!!!
Sakura (cherry blossoms) is synonymous with spring in Japan. The Sakura around Kochi Castle are indeed beautiful. In the spring, the pla...
Friday, March 1, 2019
Japanese Cultural Experience Japanese archery
Kochi Castle Museum of History will provide opportunities for foreigners to experience traditional Japanese culture. This year we will...
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Let’s Learn about Kochi’s Forestry Industry
In the dark forest which blocks out the sun’s light For this issue we went to the Hokigamine Forest Park in Kami City, which was est...
Cycling Around the Mountain Villages
Domestic woodland areas are located near to settlements, and thus indicate a deep connection to the humans around them. These communitie...
Kochi Lifestyle Q&A : Winter in Kochi is colder than you’d expect. Other than turning on the heater, what are some ways to keep warm?
Kochi is called “Tropical Tosa” but can be surprisingly cold in the winter. The temperature can fall below 0℃ in January and February. ...
Friday, September 21, 2018
Kusunose Kita - the “minken baasan”- pioneer of the women’s suffrage movement -
Kusunose Kita (1836-1920) Kusunose Kita was born in September 1836 in modern-day Kochi City. She married at the age of 21, however h...
Let’s hear from the head proprietress at Hamachou, one of Kochi’s traditional restaurants! What exactly is a “hachikin”?
Head Proprietess Kayo of Hamachou After I began working as a proprietress, I started hearing “what is a hachikin?” from customer...
Introducing some useful things during a disaster!
I’m sure the July 2018 heavy rain disaster in Western Japan which killed over 200 people is still fresh in peoples’ minds. Here, we woul...
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Rediscovering the charms of the Niyodo River! Shown to us by Mr. Yamaoka, an Ino Town Tourism Association volunteer
Kochi City Hall CIR Marisa How to make the most of summertime nature, the Kochi way! Like last year, summer has come early to Kochi! ...
Barbecuing along the Niyodo River
Kochi Prefectural CIR Han Jeonggyu One way to enjoy summer One of the best ways to spend your summer is enjoying a barbecue! Ther...
Smartphone Applications ②
The world has become a convenient place. One can get a lot done just by using smartphone applications. Today, I will be introducing thre...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Fishing in Kochi
Kochi City CIR, TJ Yanagitsuru Fishing in Kochi probably conjures images of Ipponzuri-fishing for Katsuo, but did you know you can...
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