Kochi Roads of Shikoku

Greenhouse Route

Greenhouse Route

On this course visitors can enjoy the rural scenery spreading out across the Kochi Plain, from Mount Tsukimi Children’s Forest through the ruins of Hokyoji Temple to finish at Dainichiji Temple (number 28 on the Shikoku Pilgrimage). At Mount Tsukimi Children’s Forest visitors can get a sweeping view of the magnificent Pacific Ocean. From there the path proceeds to farmlands with greenhouses standing in rows. Heading north along the Koso River, ruins of Hokyoji Temple will come into view. This temple was once associated with Tosa’s famous Kosokabe Clan.

Greenhouse Route(11.0km)


Spots to photograph

rest area on the summit of the rockslide at Tsukimiyama Children's Forest

If you wish to receive a certificate, please take a photo that includes yourself at the designated photo point for each course.

Nearby sightseeing spots

  • 1
    Mt. Tsukimi Children’s Forest

    Mt. Tsukimi, also called Mt. Himekur, is famous as the site where Emperor Tsuchimikado took up his hermitage. Within the roughly 20 hectare grounds of the Children’s Forest is a recreation area surrounded by nature comprising of five zones, including the History Forest and the Meeting Forest. There are also athletic fields and campgrounds, not to mention a scenic overlook where one can get a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean.

  • 2
    The Ruins of Hokyoji Temple

    Built by Kosokabe Chikayasu (the younger brother of Chosokabe Motochika) to be the Kosokabe Clan’s family temple, this ruin has been designated as a historical landmark. Currently only the Kannon Hall and Gion Shrine remain, but they say that originally the grounds were about 2 km2.

  • 3
    Koso Castle Ruin

    These ruins were once the castle of Tosa’s famous Kosokabe Clan, who prospered here for 400 years. The founder of the clan, Taro Akidori, came to this land in 1193 as the heir of Nakahara Akie, having been appointed steward of Sogabe and Shinnen Ryogo.

  • 4
    Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture

    At this zoo the animals’ natural environment has been reproduced as much as possible without using cages or pens. Roughly 110 types of animals, including giraffes, red pandas, and shoe-billed storks, live vibrantly in their natural state.

Special System to recognize The Roads of Shikoku travelers

Travelers who have completed a prefectural route
Under this system, a certificate is issued to everyone who has completed all the routes of the The Roads of Shikoku on foot in a single prefecture.
If you wish to receive this certificate, please take a photo of yourself (the applicant) at the designated photo checkpoints (the mark for photo checkpoints) along each route. After gathering the required photos for all the routes, write a simple comment on your thoughts regarding the route on each photo as well as your address, full name, age, and the dates on which the photos along the route were taken, and submit them to the representative for the prefecture where the route is found.
After reviewing your application, we will issue you a certificate for having completed the prefectural course.
Travelers who have completed all routes in Shikoku
If you have completed all the routes in the four prefectures of Shikoku, please submit your certificate for each of the four prefectures to the representative for any prefecture.
After reviewing your application, we will issue you a certificate for having completed all routes in Shikoku.

Click here to contact the representative for each prefecture

Ehime Prefecture / Kagawa Prefecture / Tokushima Prefecture / Kochi Prefecture