The best way to explore Kochi City without a car

Whether you have a driver’s license or not, you might prefer not to rent a car while traveling in a foreign country because everything is so unfamiliar. That’s totally understandable, and here in Kochi City, there’s a way to get around it

The colorful MY-YU sightseeing bus leaves from Kochi Station and takes you to the main attractions in the city including Chikurin-ji Temple, the Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, and Katsurahama Beach

At Chikurin-ji Temple, you can wander around the vermillion five-storied pagoda and immerse yourself in the beauty of a Japanese-style garden that dates back to the 14th century. At the Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, you can explore over 3,000 plant species blooming across 8 hectares (equivalent to about 15 American football fields)! After taking a walk around Katsurahama Beach, grab a delicious bite at Katsurahama Bishokukan Jin. I highly recommend the bowl of fluffy rice topped with slices of Tosa Akaushi wagyu beef and creamy raw egg, which combines together perfectly

Pro tip

If you show your non-Japanese passport when purchasing the MY-YU sightseeing bus ticket, you can get 50% off the regular price!

Chikurin-ji Temple

The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden

Katsurahama Bishokukan Jin

Learn more about the MY-YU sightseeing bus: https://visitkochijapan.com/en/usefuls/MY-YU

Special thanks to the lovely staff at the Kochi Tourist Information Center (@こうち観光ナビ・ツーリストセンター) for the scrumptious third photo!

The Kochi Tourist Information Center is located in the Obiyamachi shopping arcade at the heart of Kochi City! If you need any information, recommendations or tips about traveling in Kochi, the English-speaking staff will happily assist!
  • The best way to explore Kochi City without a car

  • The best way to explore Kochi City without a car

  • The best way to explore Kochi City without a car