Tourist Information

Tourist Information Offices

This information shows tourist information offices (category 2) for foreign travelers sanctioned by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO).

tosatrip

This system's AI concierge via smartphone responds to your inquiries about travelling in Kochi instantly. It is possible to receive guidance about various areas within Kochi Prefecture.

Rent a Portable Wi-Fi routers for free

You can rent portable Wi-Fi routers, called Ninja WiFi, for free to use in Kochi Prefecture. With Ninja Wi-Fi, you can have super fast internet access while staying in Kochi Prefecture. 
To get your free Ninja WiFi to use while staying in Kochi, head to any one of the following 8 tourist information centers. 

Kochi Prefecture 「i」 Information Center:Reception time 9:00~17:00
Shimanto City Tourist Information Center:Reception time 8:30~17:30
Kochi Airport Information:Reception time 7:30~20:30
Aki Tourist Information Center:Reception time 8:30~17:30
Kami City Information Center:Reception time 8:00~18:00
Shimanto Town Tourist Information:Reception time 8:30~17:15 on weekdays 10:00~15:00 Sat,Sun and holidays
Muroto Global Geopark Center:Reception time 9:00~17:00
Kochi Tourist Information Center:Reception time 10:00~18:30

Emergency information

A useful tool to get up-to-date information during emergency situations

■Website 

1. JNTO Global Website (English Language)
  • Important links relating to information on what to do during a disaster are listed on the Important Notice page of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Global website.(https://www.japan.travel/en/)
2. NHK World JAPAN (English Language)
  • A 24hr English language channel on the latest news in Japan and Asia.Very useful for accessing the latest information in English during large scale natural disasters such as typhoons, earthquakes etc. (https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/)
3. A useful website for when you're not feeling well (Japan National Tourism Organization)
  • Here you can find information on the approx. 1,260 medical facility that can perform medical check-ups in multiple languages. You can also find a translation sheet the you can use to point at when trying to explain your symptoms at a Japanese medical facility.(https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/eng/mi_guide.html)

■App

1. Safety Tips is an app that provides important information during a disaster. (Available in Japanese, English, Chinese & Korean)
  • Safety Tips is an app that provides information to foreign tourists relating to disasters.You can download the app from URL below.
 【Android】https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.rcsc.safetyTips.android
 【iPhone】https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/safety-tips/id858357174?mt=8

■Call Centers

1. Japan Visitor Hotline (JNTO Call Center)
  • JNTO provides a 24 hour call center for enquiries in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.You can reach the Japan Visitor Hotline on 050-3816-2787
2. Police Emergency Service Number: 110
  • You can reach the police 24/7 by dialling 110
3. Fire and Emergency Services Number: 119
  • You can reach the fire brigade or call for an ambulance by dialling 119

Kochi Prefecture's Official Tourist Guidebook

KOCHI-JIN

KOCHI-JIN is the people living in this characteristic Prefecture, KOCHI, who are generally cheerful, energetic and known for their generosity. They have a deep love of their prefecture. Ask almost anyone what they like about Kochi and their reply could go on forever. This brochure introduces you to the world of Kochi, its history, culture, nature and food. We hope you find it useful as you travel around and find out for yourself what makes Kochi so special.