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Kochi Half Day Strolling Tour of The Downtown

Unique Experience

Kosuke K.

English, Japanese (Native)
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

This tour is recommended for those who love strolling in the downtown. Obiyamachi is one of the busiest arcades in Kochi. There are a lot of interesting and cute shops in the

arcade. And it is the place where you can see the daily lives of local people.

Meeting Point

At your hotel or the place of your convenience

09:00 AM

At the east end of the arcade

Start of the tour

09:00 AM

In Obiyamachi Arcade

You can choose some of the following shops and spots.

an internet cafe, a manga cafe, a few stores to sell animation goods, amusement parlors, a photo sticker booth, a hundred-yen store, a grocery supermarket, a specialized store to sell goods for Buddhist funerals and festivals, the most famous food court called "Hirome Ichiba", “Yatai which are open-air stalls to serve various dishes such as ramen, gyoza, oden and various kinds of drinks, “Nichiyouichi which is the famous and the oldest Sunday market in Japan, souvenir shops, tiny alleys, a small shop to sell lottery, clothes shops to sell Yukata, school uniforms, T-shirt, Japanese style pub “Izakaya”, “Pachinko” which is Japanese pinball parlor, “Depachika which is the basement of an department store to sell various kinds of food, a summer festival in the arcade, unique vending machines. Of course, there are a lot of other interesting and unique stores in the arcade.

01:00 PM

At the west end of the arcade

End of the tour

Ending Point

At your hotel or the place of your convenience

What to Expect

The time of this tour : about 4 hours The walking distance is about 1.5 kilometers It takes about 30 minutes to stroll from the east end of the arcade to the west end without dropping in any shops. You can choose any starting time, for example, nine in the morning or seven in the evening. You can walk at your own pace without being rushed. You can enter the shops which you get interested in on the way even if they are not included in the shops described above. During this tour, you can experience and watch various places where Japanese people come casually regardless of age or sex.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

The followings are paid in cash on the day of the tour.

lunch or dinner (you and the guide) : about 1000 yen per person

Important Information

I can guide you in any place of Kochi prefecture if you pay my transportation fee.

Please be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for your own safety and comfort. In Kochi, there are many places where you can’t use your credit cards, for example, some ticket windows or shops, so please exchange your dollars for Japanese yen before coming to Kochi. Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. You can find the counter of a few insurance companies at the airport when you arrive.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we change the place we visit?

Yes, we can . As long as time allows.

$97/ per group

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