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Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Kochi’s New Year’s Dishes
The Basic Rules of New Year’s Dishes (Osechi and Zouni) Osechi, traditional Japanese New Year’s dishes are made using auspicious ingredi...
We watched Shimenawa being made!
In Japan, Shimenawa is used to decorate the gates at shrine entrances, torii gates, and entrances of homes when New Years rolls around. ...
Would you like to experience Hatsumoude at Chikurinji?
The stone steps of Chikurinji Paying a visit to a shrine or temple after the new year is called Hatsumoude. The reason for a Hatsumo...
Kochi Lifestyle Q&A : Let’s request books in our native tongue at the Otepia library!
Writer: Kochi Prefectural Office, Coordinator for International Relations, Han Jeonggyu Hi. I am Han. Having spent a long time in Jap...
Friday, September 20, 2019
Nature & Experience Promotion Campaign
The Nature & Experience Promotion Campaign, held by Kochi Prefecture from February 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2020, promotes touris...
Let’s do some whale watching this summer!
Kochi Prefecture CIR Valerie Teo It’s summer. When we talk about summer, the sea comes to mind. For those who cannot get en...
Nature & Experience Promotion Campaign “Grape-picking”
This banner greets everyone The theme this time is “Nature and Experience Promotion Campaign”, so after examining several activities...
Kochi Lifestyle Q&A
Q . I want to try out various activities in Kochi! Is there any way I can easily gather information and make reservations? A . Yes there ...
Monday, June 24, 2019
Tasty / Happy / Fun Susaki ~Morning” at a Café~
Me and Shinjo-kun Kochi City Hall CIR Marisa Susaki is famous for Shinjo-kun, but I heard that this city has an interesting tr...
Reflect on yourself through an hour of Zen meditation in the morning
Temple gate of Gokokuji Going through the temple gates In this edition, CIR Naomi and KIA staff visited Gokokuji Temple in Iguchicho...
Kochi Lifestyle Q&A: Q. Are there consultation services for foreigners for various fields? A. Yes, there are such places below!
① Kochi Consultation Center for Foreign Residents This center opened as a new organization under KIA at the end of May 2019! It assist...
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...
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