Browse local products in the shops
Kochi is the capital of Shikoku, a sparsely populated island of the 4 "big" in Japan. It's a small town, where the main points can all be seen in a morning's drive. From the central station, go down Harimaya-dori street for 5 minutes and you'll find the most disappointing tourist spot in all Japan (or so I'm told) - Harimaya bridge. Legend says that on this cute little red bridge forbidden love was born between a woman and a monk from Chikurinji temple. Retrace your steps and find the right (west) on shotengai of Obiyamachi. Walk this covered street and browse local products in the shops. At the end of the street is the entrance to Hiromeichiba, written in large letters ひろめ 市場.