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Views of the Pacific Ocean and Kochi City atop Mt. Godai

Mt. Godai is located near downtown Kochi City and is surrounded by Zekkai Pond, and the Kokubu and Shimoda rivers. It was named after a similarly shaped mountain in China by a visiting Buddhist priest.

Don't Miss

  • Visit Chikurinji Temple, number 31 on the 88 Temple Pilgrimage
  • Strolling around the lovely Makino Botanical Gardens
  • Finding the other shrines and temples dotted on the mountain

How to Get There

Take the bus which operates between Kochi Station, Mt. Godai and Katsurahama . It takes about 25 minutes and there is a one day pass for unlimited rides between Kochi Station and Mt. Godai.

A taxi ride from Kochi Station to the summit takes about 20 minutes.

Shrines and temples on Mt. Godai

While on the mountain there are a number of religious temples and shrines placed within hiking distance. Chikurinji Temple, which is temple 31 in the 88 Temple Pilgrimage , is visited daily by international tourists. You can also visit the Makino Botanical Garden which is located across the road from Chikurinji Temple.

Cafe and restaurants

The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden on Mt. Godai has a cafe and a restaurant, and is an ideal spot for food and refreshments.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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