Experience the energy of Kochi: Sunday Market Tour includes Kochi Castle
This is a 5-hour walking tour at Kochi’s weekly Sunday market plus other popular tourist spots with a local guide. You can enjoy eating and shopping while receiving informed guidance on how to enjoy the local Sunday market. In addition, we can visit popular tourist spots adjacent to the venue on Sunday market day, such as Kochi Castle, Hirome Market, Kochi Yosakoi Information Center, so you can thoroughly enjoy the attractions of Kochi.Itinerary
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Sunday Market, Otesuji, Kochi 780-0842 Kochi Prefecture
On this tour, we will first visit the "Sunday Market" held in Kochi City every Sunday for over 300 years. There are about 420 stands, mainly supplied by country farmhouses and other local ventures, extending approximately 1,300m east from Kochi Castle and along the border of it. In addition to fresh vegetables, fruits and seafood unique to the local area, local gourmet items such as country style sushi, potato tempura and ice cream are available to eat while walking. There are also antiques, pottery and cutlery from Kochi prefecture, as well as a large souvenir selection.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutesStop At:
Hirome Ichiba, 2-3-1 Obiyamachi, Kochi 780-0841 Kochi Prefecture
"Hirome Market" is a large hall with food stalls from around 40 various restaurants, plus souvenir shops and other shops. Perhaps you will enjoy some of the famous “Katsuo no Tataki,” which is seared bonito fish. It is recommended that you put salt and sliced garlic on it before tasting. Do enjoy the local foods unique to Kochi. Just adjacent lies “W/O STAND KOCHI”, which is a hot new coffee spot with a unique façade. Feel free to stop by for a cup of coffee.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Kochi Castle, 1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi 780-0850 Kochi Prefecture
Kochi Castle, also known as "the best castle on the Nankaido (road)," is a symbol of Kochi City. Currently, there are only 12 castles from the pre-Edo period in Japan, but Kochi Castle is one of the most precious castles. The current main tower was rebuilt in August 1747. The greatest feature of Kochi Castle is that the cohesive entirety of the main building group, with the Tenshu, Goten, and Corridor Bridge, all being completely present along with the stone wall and so on. The gazebo on the top floor of the castle tower overlooks Kochi city.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutesStop At:
Obiyamachi Ichibangai, 1 Obiyamachi, Kochi 780-0841 Kochi Prefecture
After enjoying Kochi Castle, take a walk around Obiyamachi Old Town Shopping Street, Kochi's largest shopping street. The entire shopping street is covered, so there is no worry about getting wet, even on rainy days. There are restaurants, shops with interesting and daily goods, and there is also a large department store, so you can use this area as a souvenir spot or a break spot. Feel free to ask questions of the guide if you find something you are interested in or looking for.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Kochi Yosakoi Information Community Square, 1-10-1 Harimaya-cho, Kochi 780-0822 Kochi Prefecture
At the end of the tour, we will visit the "Kochi Yosakoi Information Center". The “Kochi Yosakoi Information Center” is a facility that introduces one of the three major festivals in Shikoku (the “Yosakoi” festival), one that began in 1954. You can experience the pop culture and other symbols of each generation and the costumes of the gorgeous dancers while learning about the history of the festival. You can try on costumes, which is a good time to take a picture of your Kochi visit.
Duration: 20 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 5 Hours
Harimayabashi Station, 1 Chome-1 Minamiharimayacho, Kochi, 780-0833, Japan
Traveler pickup is offered
We'll pick you up at the hotel in Kochi city.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.