Quick Info: Amegamori 雨ヶ森

Mt. Amegamori (雨ヶ森, 1387m) in Niyodogawa-cho, Kochi is a fairly straight forward day hike accessible by car. You'll pass through some old rice terraces, forests and a cave shrine. There is one section of exposed rock scrambling before the top. Key Information Trail-head: Iwagawa, Niyodogawa (Google Map link) Difficulty: Fitness (Grade 1-2: Easy-Moderate) Technical (Grade... Continue Reading →

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Mt. Kobiso 小檜曽山 Winter Day Hike

This is a 5.2km day hike to Mt. Kobiso (小檜曽山, 1550m) starting at Kyobashira pass (京柱峠) in Otoyo-cho (本山町) in Kochi (Shikoku) and finishing at the same place. This hike crosses the prefectural border into Tokushima and gives a great view to Mt Miune, Tenguzuka and the Iya Valley. The Sasa grass covered peak is... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kajigamori 梶ヶ森 Day Hike

This is a 14.9km day hike to Mt. Kajigamori (梶ヶ森, 1399m) starting near Toyonaga Station (豊永駅) and finishing near Ōtaguchi Station (大田口駅) in Ōtoyo-cho, Kochi, Shikoku. We took a small detour on the way up to go to the beautiful Leben Cafe for lunch (to make pizzas! booking information below). We also passed Ryuo-n-taki, one... Continue Reading →

Surfing in Kochi Prefecture

The south-west area of Kochi Prefecture around Shimanto City and Cape Ashizuri is a great location if you're looking to do some surfing or take a lesson. Ukibuchi Beach (浮鞭ビーチ), Hirano Beach ( 平野サーフビーチ) and Ohki Beach (大岐) are all located conveniently nearby. Recently in late October we visited Kuroshio town near Shimanto City with... Continue Reading →

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