Located at the southernmost region of Shikoku, Tosashimizu City is home to surreal rock formations dating back millions of years (Minokoshi Coast), Ebido Cave sparkling with emerald waters, towering 300-year-old Akou tree, foot bath overlooking the expansive Pacific Ocean, one of the largest lighthouses in Japan, Kongofuku-ji Temple (part of the 1400-kilometer, 1200-year-old Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage) and more! With so much to see and do along Kochi’s wild coast, perhaps it only makes sense to spend a couple of nights
@TheMana Village is a stunning resort, which includes a hotel, restaurant, cafe, bar, souvenir shop, etc. You can choose from a variety of rooms to fit your travel needs and preferences, whether you want a private outdoor bath with a dynamic ocean view, western or Japanese-style designs, compact kitchen for longer stays, or family-friendly options that can accommodate up to 4 guests. However, regardless of the room type, you can certainly expect a chic, cozy and comfortable stay. Did I mention delicious too?
The Italian restaurant on-site called Azzurrissimo uses an array of ingredients locally sourced and grown without pesticides or chemicals. Although the meals may be based on Italian techniques, recipes and knowledge, you can’t get these combinations of flavors anywhere else. Not to mention, the panoramic Pacific Ocean view from the terrace takes the dining experience to another level. For a different yet equally impressive feast, opt for the hotel’s meal plan. One of the highlights of the Japanese-style dinner is the katsuo no tataki (seared bonito) that the master chef prepares in a blazing rice straw fire! That’s an only-in-Kochi experience to be had
Last but not least, if you get to visit on September 16th or 17th, you’re in for an extra special treat! TheMana Village is scheduled to host a two-day festival featuring outdoor barbecues, live music and fireworks too (please check for updates on the official website and social media pages)