Kochi City, Kochi Pref.
Celebrating the 1200th anniversary of the 88-temple Shikoku Pilgrimage, Ohenro is a local travel program produced by ufotable, the anime studio that founded the MACHI★ASOBI anime event. Episodes 13 to 22 introduces Kochi Prefecture. With the pilgrimage as their subject, the three pilgrims and main characters of the show Maro, Chiwa, and Megumi travel to different temples and come upon many sightseeing destinations in their journey through Kochi. With live action shots of Kochi's seaside temples as backdrop and the three animated characters' relaxing conversation, the series becomes more spirited as a result of the characters’ experiences through this leg of their travels.
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Sightseeing Spot in This Area
The pilgrimage route in Kochi Prefecture stretches from Temple 24, Hotsumisakiji, to Temple 39, Enkoji, covering 16 temples in total. Built 400 years ago, Kochi Castle (as pictured) was once destroyed, and reconstructed 250 years ago. Having withstood tumultuous times, today it still stands in elegant majesty, captivating the attention of those in its presence. Kochi is also home to the bronze statue of Sakamoto Ryoma, a prominent figure in the turbulent Bakumatsu era. Atop the hill next to Katsurahama Beach you can catch breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, a nice spot for taking that perfect snapshot for Instagram. For more excellent scenery, you can take in the beautiful landscape of Kochi from Mt. Godaisan Observatory, the views of which are particularly stunning at night.