Emerald lake, golden tree and sumptuous noodles

The beautiful town of Tsuno (west of Kochi City) is home to one of my favorite hidden gems, especially around this time of year. It’s where colorful carp swim gracefully in a body of water so clear that they look like they’re hovering in the air. Hakuryu Lake is in fact manmade on private property, but the owner has kindly made it available for everyone to enjoy. Come witness the collaboration of the sapphire water and fiery autumn leaves for yourself

Just 5 minutes by car from Hakuryu Lake is another glorious fall spot worth visiting. Not only does Cafe Ichou no Ki serve delicious meals such as their specialty udon noodles, but also, there is an enormous, free-standing gingko tree which brings you that full autumn immersion

Hakuryu Lake

Cafe Ichou no Ki
Only open on weekends and holidays
Breakfast plates and udon noodles are available at any time of day, but other lunch items require a reservation at least three days in advance (call 0889-43-9155)

Only around 30 minutes from Cafe Ichou no Ki is the stunning Shikoku Karst Natural Park! Learn more: https://visitkochijapan.com/en/see-and-do/10037

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