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Kochi Kure Taishomachi Ichiba Market & Ino-cho Paper Museum

Unique Experience

Kosuke K.

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

Kure Taishomachi Ichiba Market is the most famous and popular fish market in Kochi. It sells quite fresh and delicious fish at reasonable prices. You can enjoy chatting with generous and openhearted sellers. You will visit Ino-cho Paper Museum where you learn the history & culture of washi and Japanese handmade paper. And you can enjoy making your own original washi with the help of instructors. You can enjoy seeing rural and beautiful scenes while you are taking streetcars and trains.

Meeting Point

Your hotel in Kochi city

09:00 AM

Your hotel in Kochi city

Start of this tour

10:00 AM

Ino-cho Paper Museum

Walking through the museum & Paper making

12:30 PM

Restaurant at Kure of Nakatosa Town

Let's enjoy lunch which includes various specialty of the town.

01:30 PM

Kure Taishomachi Ichiba Market

Let’s walk through the market and enjoy chatting with the local sellers.

02:30 PM

Nishioka Sake Brewery, Kochi’s oldest sake brewery

There you can watch traditional tools to make sake and taste its own sake before you buy it.

03:00 PM

small streets of this fishing village

You can watch the daily life of the ordinary people and traditional Japanese houses while you are strolling through the village.

05:00 PM

Your hotel in Kochi city

End of this tour

Ending Point

Your hotel in Kochi city

What to Expect

At Ino-cho Paper Museum you can know the history and culture of washi, its raw materials and its tools. Tosa washi has a history of more than 1,000 years. You can see washi making demonstration by experts and enjoy making your own original paper. Tosa washi is highly evaluated not only in Japan but also all over the world. You can understand the reason during this tour. For over 100 years, Kure Taishomachi Ichiba Market of Nakatosa Town has been the community’s beloved shopping arcade for all kinds of foods, including freshly-caught seafood, home cooked side dishes, vegetables and fruit. After you choose your favorite fish, fishermen’s wives cook them and serve you the delicious dishes. If you’re not sure what type of fish you’re looking at, feel free to ask the friendly shop owners. Interacting with the community is part of the beauty and fun of the market! Many places of this town were used as the scenes in a famous Japanese Manga, “Tosa-no-Ippon Zuri”. And the seaport was used as a scene of an animation, “Umi-ga Kikoeru”. When you use public transportation in urban area, you see only buildings and busy streets. But, during this tour you can see the unexpected scenes which are natural, nostalgic and beautiful. Why don’t you encounter these unforgettable scenes during this tour?

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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.

transportation fee: the streetcar ticket (you and the guide) 480 yen per person

the train ticket (you and the guide) 3710 yen per person 

entrance fee (you and the guide): Ino-cho Paper Museum 500 yen per person

paper making (you):400 yen per person

lunch (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.

In Kochi city the public transportation system is not well-developed, but this time we use streetcars and trains. If necessary, there are some occasions where we use a private taxi. 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.

$193/ per group

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