Nankoku, City in Japan
General Information about Nankoku
Nankoku (Nankoku) is a middle town within KÅchi 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 (å››å›½éœŠå ´29ç•ªæœæ‰€å›½åˆ†å¯º) throughout the year, the Nishijima gardening complex (è¥¿å³¶åœ’èŠ¸å›£åœ°) throughout the year and the History and folklore museum of Kochi prefecture (é«˜çŸ¥çœŒç«‹æ´å²æ°‘ä¿—è³‡æ–™é¤¨) throughout the year.
The Oko castle ruins, nowadays in ruins, was built in the year 1500.
The Okoyama cherry flower festival (å²¡è±Šå±±ã•ãã‚‰ã¾ã¤ã‚Š), another great attraction. Go to Kochi kenritsu rekishi minzoku shiryokan (é«˜çŸ¥çœŒç«‹æ´å²æ°‘ä¿—è³‡æ–™é¤¨) for this. Another experience Gomenna-festival (ã”ã‚ã‚“ãªç¥) in Gookayama bunka-no-mori (å¾å²¡å±±æ–‡åŒ–ã®æ£®).
Culture and History
Cultural roots make Nankoku tourism particularly attractive. National heritage respectively national treasure is the Long-tailed chicken of Tosa (åœŸä½ã®ã‚ªãƒŠã‚¬ãƒ‰ãƒª).
The oldest building in the city was constructed in the year 1558 and is named Kokubun temple, the 29th stop on the Shikoku Pilgrimage (å››å›½éœŠå ´29ç•ªæœæ‰€å›½åˆ†å¯º).
Do you want to see fireworks in Nankoku? The Tosa Mahoroba festival (åœŸä½ã®ã¾ã»ã‚ã°ã¾ã¤ã‚Š) 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 (ãªãŒãŠã‹æ¸©æ³‰) brings you relaxation and is also good for Neuralgia. The address: Shimo-Suematsu 106 (ä¸‹æœ«æ¾106).
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Nankoku? The Gomen Kenka-Shamo (fighting chicken soup) (ã”ã‚ã‚“ã‚±ãƒ³ã‚«ã‚·ãƒ£ãƒ¢) 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 (ç™½æœ¨è°·ã®æ¢…æž—). Discover the cherry blossom in Nankoku from 03/21 to 04/10, best in the History and folklore museum of the prefecture (çœŒç«‹æ´å²æ°‘ä¿—è³‡æ–™é¤¨). To mention in Nankoku is Azalea in flower, which you can see in the Nagaune ancient tomb park (é•·ç•å¤å¢³å…¬åœ’) from 03/11 to 03/31.