AWAJI / SHIKOKU

Ochi city, Kochi and Museum by Tadao Ando

 

We stayed for 1 week in a small town called Ochi-cho in Kochi prefecture. The town hall is trying in some ways to promote people to move there and they have some empty houses in the ‘akiya-bank’ that we looked around. They gave us a house to stay in for a week while we were ‘thinking’ practically for free. おち駅

The town operated local products shop was very nice, selling all the local veg and on Sundays only, the ochi-cho burger.

土佐あかうしバーガー

沈下橋

There are few rivers in the area. You can go canoeing.

This some local fruit being sold in someones yard with an honesty box. The local citrus is pretty tasty.

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タバコ屋

Old fashioned tabacco shop

越知の山

Unfortunately it rained alot the week we were based here. but it was rainy season so…

Museum of the natural forest by Tadao Ando 

A little bit up the nearby mountain is a museum featuring lots of fossils, geology and botany.

横倉山自然の森博物館

It was completely empty of visitors. We thought it needs a cafe! Then locals would have incentive to visit more than once! Plus a community/education program organiser of course.

横倉山自然の森博物館

横倉山自然の森博物館

横倉山自然の森博物館

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