“Kagura” is a traditional Japanese form of music and dance dedicated to Shinto gods. The Kochi Castle festival in mid-September showcases seven types of kagura in Kochi Prefecture and offers a rare opportunity for visitors to see such performances. The solemn songs and dance are deeply impressive. The festival also features candles which light up stone stairs, and visitors can enjoy hot light meals beneath the moon and castle tower.
1-2-1 Marunouchi, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture
Kochi Visitors & Convention Association (reception desk)
●About a 5-minute walk from the Kochi-jo-mae stop on Tosaden Kotsu’s streetcar / tram line
●About a 25-minute walk from JR Kochi Station on Shikoku Railway
●About a 5-minute walk from the Koen-dori bus stop
●About a 15-minute drive from the Kochi Interchange on the Kochi Expressway