This is a travel plan in which you can enjoy the warm winter of Kochi Prefecture, viewing splendid landscapes, taking a hot-spring bath and having local cuisine such as a hot-pot dish to feel refreshed both physically and mentally.
The region’s sunset mirage is a mysterious phenomenon seen in winter. It looks like a snowman (yuki-daruma in Japanese) when the setting sun is reflected on the surface of the sea. (There are days when it cannot be observed due to weather conditions.)
Recommended for a dinner is “shamo-nabe,” or “shamo” (chicken) cooked and served in a pot, which is said to have been a favorite dish of Sakamoto Ryoma, a great historical figure from Kochi Prefecture. Also delicious is “shamo sukiyaki,” which won first prize in a competition in the prefecture for best local dishes.