Only around 50 minutes from Kochi City by car, Kuroshio Honjin is home to two beautiful gifts of life that will instantly bring you happiness (at least we hope so)!
The first is none other than…hot springs! Bathing culture in Japan dates back centuries and has been tied not only to simple relaxation, but also treatment of diseases and purification of the mind and body according to Shinto (indigenous religion in Japan)
It’s certainly an experience to be had if you’re in the country, and Kuroshio Honjin offers some next-level hot springs thanks to its prime location along the coast (please see at the end for details as Kuroshio Honjin is currently closed until April 6). Both outdoor and indoor baths provide breathtaking views of the expansive Pacific Ocean, which shows another kind of majestic beauty during sunrise and after sunset when the stars begin to sparkle. Besides just overnight guests, the hot spring is open to single-day visitors too, for only 600 yen per adult (half price for children)
Now, we move on to the second joyous element…katsuo no tataki (seared bonito)! For those who are new to this page (thank you for joining us!) one of the most important facts you must know about Kochi is that we LOVE our bonito. And right next door to the hot spring inn is Kuroshio Kobo where you can not only savor Kochi’s soul food called katsuo no tataki (seared bonito) but experience cooking it yourself in the traditional way with a blazing rice straw fire! Reserve your slot in advance, and let the katsuo master chef guide you every step of the way
Come have yourself a relaxing and delicious day by the Pacific Ocean
Due to renovations, Kuroshio Honjin is currently closed until April 6. Although it is still possible to make online reservations, we recommend checking the website regularly for any updates on the closing period, etc: http://honjin.or.jp/en/index.html
Learn more about katsuo no tataki: https://visitkochijapan.com/en/taste-of-kochi/katsuo