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1-Day Kochi Highlights Tour with local guide provided by OMAKASE

1-Day Kochi Highlights Tour with local guide

1-Day Kochi Highlights Tour with local guide
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
The traveller can enjoy Kochi with a local guide to their heart's content. All of the guides on this tour lives in Kochi city and they can take you not only the famous sightseeing place, also take you hidden gems in Kochi city. For cruise guest, we'll meet at Harimayabashi bus terminal. It's the shuttle bus stop from the cruise ship. Enjoy Kochi like a local!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22178P48
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Public transportation
  • English guide
  • Hotel pick up in Kochi city
  • Entry/Admission - Kochi Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Pick up at Kochi port
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Kochi port is not near from the central Kochi city, so if you are the cruise guest, we'll meet at Harimayabashi bus terminal, it's a shuttle bus stop from Kochi port. You can access easily by shuttle bus.
  • Harimaya Bashi Bus Terminal, 1 Chome-14 Harimayacho, Kochi, 780-0822, Japan For cruise guest, we'll meet at this bus terminal. This is the shuttle bus stop from Kochi port.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Public transportation
  • English guide
  • Hotel pick up in Kochi city
  • Entry/Admission - Kochi Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Pick up at Kochi port
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Kochi port is not near from the central Kochi city, so if you are the cruise guest, we'll meet at Harimayabashi bus terminal, it's a shuttle bus stop from Kochi port. You can access easily by shuttle bus.
  • Harimaya Bashi Bus Terminal, 1 Chome-14 Harimayacho, Kochi, 780-0822, Japan For cruise guest, we'll meet at this bus terminal. This is the shuttle bus stop from Kochi port.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Harimaya Bashi Bus Terminal
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kochi Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Hirome Ichiba
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Chikurinji Temple
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Godaisan Park
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Matt H
1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Friends
The tour was fantastic. It starts at the gates of Kochi castle which are a marvel on their own. The sheer size of them is truly impressive. The hustle and bustle of the market where we ate lunch is so different from anything we have at home. You can choose from 40 or 50 restaurants and take your meal to a table in the center of it all. But the highlight of the trip for me was the botanical gardens. The bio dome filled with tropical plants and flowers is well worth it and the view of Kochi city from the top are as good as it gets.
Written 7 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
W2076ZC_
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Madoka. We organize various kinds of activities in Japan for expats, so we will happy to arrange your next trip in near future. Stay safe and see you soon! Takeshi
Written 8 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

H Sapochak
Takamatsu, Japan1 contribution
Feb 2021
it was af fine day in Kochi City, there was a good flow to the contents and it all conncted together quite well. The guide was good and explained things well in addition to giving us a lot of free time to ourselves to explore Hirome Market and the Sunday Market. Keep in mind that there is a lot of walking but overall it is a fine experience
Written 7 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
W2076ZC_
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Madoka. We love Hirome Market and Sunday Market too! We organize various kinds of activities in Japan for expats, so we will happy to arrange your next trip in near future. Stay safe and see you soon! Takeshi
Written 8 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Love Shimanto
Hata-gun, Japan1 contribution
Feb 2021
We were blessed with perfect Kochi weather in the middle of winter for this tour. We seemed to see, experience and learn so much yet we never actually felt rushed. The castle was one of the best ones that I have been to, the wood still had a heartbeat. So many interesting points and beautiful places to sit and imagine life as a warrior or village person. The Makino gardens wasn't super colorful but it was still so lovely. However the hot house area, with all the orchids was jaw dropping. That's all I'll say, you have to go and see yourself. We did so much yet there was no stress. Having somebody else take care of all the practicals was just so lovely. Our job was just to enjoy. Kochi was a highlight as it was so unexpectantly fun.
Written 7 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
W2076ZC_
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Madoka. We love Makino Garden too! We organize various kinds of activities in Japan for expats, so we will happy to arrange your next trip in near future. Stay safe and see you soon! Takeshi
Written 8 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Larry M
Highland Heights, Ohio41 contributions
Nov 2019
We had a great tour of Kochi. We wanted something different than the usual crush ship tours. We were so lucky. Kumiko was outstanding. She provided a great walking tour with insights to the evolution of the country, people and culture. If you have a chance to see the true Kochi, find Kumiko. We wished she could or would have provided tours on the other 13 cities we visited. Kumiko speaks clear and excellent English. We were never rushed and impressed with her insights to the shopping, cultural sites and people. We compared notes with the people on the ship who took the cruise ship tour and found Kumiko covered so much more. The experiences on the trains and Streets were great. Thank you Komiko.
Written 24 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the Kochi tour and your review. I’m glad that you had a good time with Kumiko, exploring the historic city. I hope you will come back to Japan and explore hidden gems again! I'm looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 28 November 2019
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Molly A
Walnut Creek, CA3 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
We had a lovely day in Kochi with Yoshiro. We visited 4 separate sites, taking a cab from the ship and from one site to the next. Yoshiro has excellent information and handled the different needs of our group beautifully. We had a wonderful tour!
Written 14 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you enjoyed exploring Kochi and had a great time with Yoshiro. I hope you will come back to Japan and explore a lot of spots again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 16 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

R. Handel
Shimanto, Japan5 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience! The guides knew the area well, and I was able to learn a lot about its history. The pace was very relaxed, allowing plenty of time to ask questions and take pictures. I never felt rushed through anything, which was a nice change, and there was also never really a time where I just sat around waiting, either. The guides had many interesting stories and bits of information they disseminated along the way, and I really enjoyed learning about the architecture of Kochi Castle. The Makino Botanical Garden was especially impressive, and I was able to learn of many things I'd never think to ask about. The hospitality of the guides was great and kept our spirits high, despite the inclement weather. They were very friendly and open to conversation. If you'd like to know more about Kochi, I definitely recommend this tour.
Written 9 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining our tour, and your wonderful review! I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed the whole tour, and had a great day! I hope to see you again!! Moeko
Written 11 August 2019
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Daniel M
Newbury, Ohio, United States22 contributions
Nov 2019
Surprised, but delighted, sums up our day trip in Kochi, Japan. Our private tour was by public transportation; that was the surprise. I must read what I am buying more closely. The Celebrity Millennium had transportation directly to the Kochi bus terminal where we met our English speaking guide, Kumiko. She was delightful. She took us to Kochi Castle, Hirome Ichiba, the Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, the Chikurinji Temple, and Godaisan Park. We had a wonderful noodle lunch. Transportation added to our cultural experience. We also did a lot of walking, but it was enjoyable. Kumiko was a wonderful guide who spoke English well. She was knowledgeable, friendly, well-prepared, energetic, and fun to be with. Our day was full and went by quickly. The tour was a delight. We were returned to the bus terminal in plenty of time to return to our ship. Kumiko is definitely a five star guide.
Written 26 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining the tour and your review. I’m glad that you enjoyed exploring Kochi with Kumiko. I hope you will come back to Japan and we can serve you again! I'm looking forward to seeing you next time!
Written 28 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Letsdothis
5 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
I had an amazing time on this tour. I have actually been living in Kochi for a little while but taking a tour to really get to learn about the area seemed like a good idea. The guides were really friendly and spoke excellent English. They were able to answer all of my questions and could translate information that was provided in Japanese. I never felt rushed during the tour and I was able to see everything I wanted to, take pictures, eat snacks herr and therr and if I had wanted to get ice cream, and explore some on my own. They even gave us fans since the temperature was so hot. If there is a place nearby that you are interested in the guides will take you to it as well if time allows them to. When we went to the botanical gardens the guide was very knowledgable on the plant names and what they could be used for. They had a super friendly attitude so we laughed and talked the whole time making the experience that much better. As I said in the title I highly recommend. I don't think you could find nicer people to show you around.
Written 8 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining our tour and your wonderful comment! I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed the places you visited, and the tour with our guide! I hope it became a memorable day for you. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Moeko
Written 9 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

atlantis55
Florida169 contributions
Aug 2019
We met Madoka at the bus station where we were dropped off by our cruise ship shuttle bus.
We had a fantastic walking tour with her and she is just a wealth of information about Kochi. We enjoyed the castle, market, gardens, observation deck and especially the Chikurinji Temple.
Communications prior to the tour were excellent! I would highly recommend using this company if you plan to visit Kochi. This was a much more pleasant and personalized tour than you would get if booking with a cruise ship!! Request Madoka, if you can. She is an absolutely lovely person to spend your day with!!
Written 12 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining our tour and your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed visiting many places in Kochi with Madoka! We hope to see you again! Moeko and Madoka
Written 14 September 2019
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Andrea
5 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Me and my two friends went on this tour with Madoka and Ryo and had an excellent time! Unlike other tours which are often really rushed, this one gave us the perfect amount of time in each location. The locations themselves were also a good diverse range of things involving Kochi culture, nature, and food.
Our tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and good at English and answered any of our questions about the places we visited and Kochi itself. They were also very flexible and showed us a cafe and souvenir market for when it started to rain. It felt more like friends showing us around than a tour!
Having a local show you around and give you insight on sightseeing spots is 100% worth it! I highly recommend this tour for sightseeing in Kochi.
Written 8 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining our tour! I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour with relax! I hope you come visit Japan again, and we're looking forward to seeing you again! Moeko
Written 9 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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