Kochi Private 3 Day Adventure with Accommodation
From the roar of the crashing Pacific coastline, to rugged mountain heights, and to the whispering sounds of rolling crystalline streams, Kōchi Prefecture is a land connected by the beauty of its scenery. And it is a scenery that is easy to get lost in. In fact, it’s better that way. Forest trails that were once the iron train tracks slowly heal amid the mountains while amazingly blue waters rush along and around flagstones and river rocks that catch and reflect in blue intensity of the Kōchi sky. Known as “Niyodo Blue” the almost unreal color reflected by the various streams weaving throughout Kōchi is evidence of this water’s purity. This quality makes it essential to traditional crafts such as “washi” paper making that is preserved in the area or ideal for a small micro-brewery located in the mountains and dedicated to high-quality. This quality of the rolling waters also makes it a perfect sight to see just the way it is.ItineraryDay 1: The Niyodo Blue of KochiStop At:
Yasuike Valley, Niyodogawa-cho, Agawa-gun Kochi Prefecture
The first day of this itinerary introduces travelers to the sweeping beauty of Kōchi Prefecture. While hiking the Yasui Valley, guests will experience the almost unreal shimmer of some of the cleanest waters in Japan as it branches across Kōchi. Visitors will also be able to taste local cuisine that takes full advantage of “sawatari” tea, a unique type of tea that is only produced in this area along the slopes of looming mountains.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At:
Nakatsu Valley, Nanokawa, Niyodogawa-cho, Agawa-gun 781-1741 Kochi Prefecture
At Nakatsu Gorge, visitors will again be able to experience the brilliant reflection of water responsible for the river to be simply called “Niyodo Blue.” At BLUE BREW Brewery the clarity and freshness of the water is put to test as the owner uses these waters in the production of his craft beer.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
• Lunch: Taste local cuisine that takes full advantage of “sawatari” tea, produced in this area at "Tea Farm Café Asunaro"
• Dinner: The dinner is served at the accommodation's restaurant, made by using all local ingredients.
Accommodation included: The night will conclude at the Seiran-no-Sato Inn, an inn surrounded by gently flowing streams & forested mountains. Day 2: Kochi Nature and CraftStop At:
Yusuhara-cho, Yusuhara-cho, Takaoka-gun, Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku
On the second day of this journey through Kōchi, travelers will revisit the blue river waters, this time the Shimanto Area. While following the shores of the Shimanto River, guests will disappear into the slopes of Mount Irazu in search of the river’s headwaters, a location that has long been considered a holy spot. Afterwards guests will experience the long tradition of Japanese paper making at the Kamikoya paper studio where the clear blue waters of the river are necessary in the production of high quality “washi” style paper.
Duration: 8 hours
• Lunch: The lunch of this day is arranged in nearby restaurants, by the guide.
• Dinner: The dinner is served inside the hotel, or the guide will arrange dinner in nearby restaurants.
Accommodation included: Accommodation on this day is planned at [Marche Yusuhara], one of the architectures made by "Kuma Kengo". Day 3: Nature and Spirit of KochiStop At:
Yokogurayama Shizen no Mori Museum, 737-12 Ochi Hei, Ochi-cho, Takaoka-gun 781-1303 Kochi Prefecture
On the final day in Kōchi, guests will walk along a the former trainline that is now slowly being reclaimed by nature. What is now the Forest Museum Trail was actually train tacks until 1967, and it has now been slowly changed into a walking trail in an attempt to make up for the past damage to the environment.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Iwamotoji Temple, 3-13 Shigekushicho, Shimanto-cho, Takaoka-gun 786-0004 Kochi Prefecture
The final stop before heading back to Kōchi City will be temple #37 of the 88-Temple Pilgrimage, Iwamatoji; the only temple along the pilgrimage trail that has 5 deities enshrined within the main hall.
Duration: 30 minutes
• Lunch: The lunch of this day will be arranged by the guide, with nearby restaurants.
No accommodation included on this day.
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
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Duração: 3 Days
Ponto de partida:
Traveler pickup is offered
Cancelamentos e reembolsos:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.