ABOUT KOCHI

Kochi has the ideal environment, geography and farming heritage for producing Japan's famed gourmet ingredients.

Kochi is located in the south of Shikoku, bordered by mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. It has the highest forest coverage in Japan and enjoys abundant sunshine and rainfall. Kochi has an ideal environment for producing gourmet ingredients.

The warm Kuroshio Current flows along the coast, bringing a mild climate to Kochi's coastal area, and an abundance of seafood. The mountainous highlands have a wide temperature difference in the daytime, ideal for yuzu and green tea farming. Some of Japan's cleanest rivers, including the Shimanto River and the Niyodo River, flow through Kochi, providing clean water for agriculture, fishing and sake production. Kochi has the highest yield in Japan for popular ingredients, including yuzu, ginger and eggplants.

Kochi is Japan's largest yuzu producer, with around 52% of domestic production. This citrus is sought-after by international chefs for its unique, refreshing taste. Kochi's agricultural produce, seafood and sake are highly regarded in Japan, and the region is attracting attention from abroad.

The natural beauty and the bounty of the sea, mountains and rivers make Kochi a popular destination for visitors. Kochi is an ideal place...and, please add meet friendly people, and try delicious food.

Kochi is located in the south of Shikoku, bordered by mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. It has the highest forest coverage in Japan and enjoys abundant sunshine and rainfall. Kochi has an ideal environment for producing gourmet ingredients.

The warm Kuroshio Current flows along the coast, bringing a mild climate to Kochi's coastal area, and an abundance of seafood. The mountainous highlands have a wide temperature difference in the daytime, ideal for yuzu and green tea farming. Some of Japan's cleanest rivers, including the Shimanto River and the Niyodo River, flow through Kochi, providing clean water for agriculture, fishing and sake production. Kochi has the highest yield in Japan for popular ingredients, including yuzu, ginger and eggplants.

Kochi is Japan's largest yuzu producer, with around 52% of domestic production. This citrus is sought-after by international chefs for its unique, refreshing taste. Kochi's agricultural produce, seafood and sake are highly regarded in Japan, and the region is attracting attention from abroad.

The natural beauty and the bounty of the sea, mountains and rivers make Kochi a popular destination for visitors. Kochi is an ideal place...and, please add meet friendly people, and try delicious food.

LOCAL SPECIALITIES

YUZU

Discover yuzu, Kochi's signature fruit. This distinctive citrus fruit adds a fresh note to Japanese and Western dishes.

SELECT SEAFOOD

Kochi's abundant seafood is prized around Japan. Try the region's signature bonito, red sea bream, tuna and splendid alfonsino among other varieties.

TOSA SAKE

Kochi produces high quality sake with a clean, crisp taste that pairs well with food.

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FRUITS

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VEGETABLES

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SEAFOOD

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MEAT & POULTRY

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TOSA SAKE & TOSA TEA

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OTHER PRODUCTS

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