Nankoku, City in Japan
General Information about Nankoku
Nankoku (Nankoku) is a middle town within Kōchi prefecture in the Shikoku region. Sister city of Nankoku is Iwanuma in Japan.
You can travel directly to Nankoku via an airport. You can easily reach the suburbs of Nankoku by local rail services in 4 stations.
Famous persons connected with Nankoku are Motochika Chosokabe (1539 - 1599), Tadao Kashio (1917 - 1993) and Hanzo Hosokawa (1748 - 1796).
Travel tips for Nankoku
Top Nankoku destinations for your sightseeing are the Kokubun temple, the 29th stop on the Shikoku Pilgrimage (四国霊場29番札所国分寺) throughout the year, the Nishijima gardening complex (西島園芸団地) throughout the year and the History and folklore museum of Kochi prefecture (高知県立歴史民俗資料館) throughout the year.
The Oko castle ruins, nowadays in ruins, was built in the year 1500.
The Okoyama cherry flower festival (岡豊山さくらまつり), another great attraction. Go to Kochi kenritsu rekishi minzoku shiryokan (高知県立歴史民俗資料館) for this. Another experience Gomenna-festival (ごめんな祭) in Gookayama bunka-no-mori (吾岡山文化の森).
Culture and History
Cultural roots make Nankoku tourism particularly attractive. National heritage respectively national treasure is the Long-tailed chicken of Tosa (土佐のオナガドリ).
The oldest building in the city was constructed in the year 1558 and is named Kokubun temple, the 29th stop on the Shikoku Pilgrimage (四国霊場29番札所国分寺).
Do you want to see fireworks in Nankoku? The Tosa Mahoroba festival (土佐のまほろばまつり) with 1.500 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Gookayama culture wood.
If you want to take a hot bath in Nankoku, the spa Nagaoka Onsen (ながおか温泉) brings you relaxation and is also good for Neuralgia. The address: Shimo-Suematsu 106 (下末松106).
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Nankoku? The Gomen Kenka-Shamo (fighting chicken soup) (ごめんケンカシャモ) is recommended by locals.
Do you already own a souvenir from Nankoku? You could buy for example the Henroishi Manju (yeast dumpling with sweet bean paste), available in Henroishi Manju Yamazaki.
Flowers and Foliage
The plum flowers from 02/11 to 03/10 and is the most beautiful in the Plum grove of Shirakidani (白木谷の梅林). Discover the cherry blossom in Nankoku from 03/21 to 04/10, best in the History and folklore museum of the prefecture (県立歴史民俗資料館). To mention in Nankoku is Azalea in flower, which you can see in the Nagaune ancient tomb park (長畝古墳公園) from 03/11 to 03/31.