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Stay at 250 year old Japanese House in the Mountainous Countryside in Kochi
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Stay at 250 year old Japanese House in the Mountainous Countryside in Kochi

With this tour you will be able to stay at traditional Japanese house with over 250 years of history and also explore a Japanese paper making workshop. <br><br>When you enter your stay you will notice immediately the traditional vibes. You will see a huge Irori (old fashioned Japanese sunken hearth) a samurai armor, Goemonburo (metal bathtub heated from beneath, that was used in Japanese home), and a Iwafuro (Rock bath). <br><br>During your stay you will experience the great natural beauty, and experience living like the olden times of Japan. For dinner, you will gather around the Irori, where you can enjoy cooking the fresh seasonal ingredients with the hostesses. <br><br>Lastly you will be able to visit the workplace of where they make Japanese paper. <br><br>You will be able to take part in the paper making process and also learn about the traditional technique of the Tosa Japanese paper making!
$982.58 per adult
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BZimm08 wrote a review Nov 2020
Iwakuni, Japan1612 contributions630 helpful votes
I came to Kochi mainly to see the Kochi Castle as it is one of Japan's original castles. There is paid parking at the base of the castle. Once you walk through the gate, the walk to the castle is not far, there are a few stairs to climb. You don't have to pay to visit the grounds, only to visit the inside, which is fairly cheap and worth it. I liked this castle because it had a few rooms that were decorated and set up unlike some others where it is just bare inside. You can walk up to the top of the keep and view the city of Kochi. After the museum, I recommend walking the grounds for a bit. Kochi is kind of out there, not the easiest place to get to in Japan. I made a goal to see all the original castles, so it is a nice way to get to some of these farther away cities.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Alanthebairn wrote a review Feb 2020
Falkirk, United Kingdom781 contributions283 helpful votes
Many of the castles of Japan have actually been rebuilt but Kochi is an original and well worth a visit. The internal stair case is extremely steep and as you aren't allowed to wear shoes a decent in socks can be rather interesting. Lovely walk from the city to the castle complex. Well worth a visit but maybe not for the less able.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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treesrgreenie wrote a review Jan 2020
Adelaide, Australia173 contributions45 helpful votes
Climb uneven stone steps to reach the top where the castle is. Prepare to take off your shoes before entry. Plastic bags provided to carry with you. Very steep wooden stairs inside but worth the climb to the top. The views are lovely. Quite steep again walking down but the castle is really old and a great insight to how it was back in its time. Watch your head. The beams are quite low so we heard a few bangs of the head from time to time.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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CancunVoyager wrote a review Dec 2019
Miami Fla.536 contributions112 helpful votes
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As in the movies, this was the opportunity to meet a samurai castle and not be disappointed. Although there are few original interiors left, the experience is great. First you will climb many stairs to reach the mountain where the castle stands, from there you will still climb to the last floor through very difficult, tall and small steps where many tourists get stuck on the road, but you will finally get to appreciate majestic views of the surroundings . You will go back to the samurai era
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Fuzzybeanerizer wrote a review Dec 2019
Hancock, Michigan47 contributions6 helpful votes
Some of the castles in Japan are reproductions -- Osaka Castle comes to mind -- but I understand that Kochi Castle is an authentic old building. Of course it is not super huge, but is still a wonderful place to explore. You get some nice views of the city from up on top. Kochi Castle is certainly one of the very top attractions in the Kochi City area, and something not to be missed. We went there on a very hot day in August, and they were handing out frozen washcloths so people could cool themselves. I never saw that before, but it sure felt good. My six year old daughter had a lot of fun feeding bread crumbs to the birds and the fish and turtles that can be found in the moat or whatever that runs along the street near the castle grounds. I think there is a gift shop, but it is in the new castle museum which is across the street from the castle grounds. I believe we had combined tickets for the castle and museum.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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