5 cities and towns and villages in Kochi prefecture ‘Landscape and food culture of Chugei area of Nangoku Tosa, where yuzu is scented from forest railway to Yuzu Road in Japan’ is certified.
The Japanese heritage started from 2015, and the past 37 cases have been certified. In 2017, 17 newly added, Kochi prefecture will be the second in the ” Shikoku Pilgrimage – Migrant Pilgrimage Route and unique pilgrimage culture ~.
With forestry shrinking along with the changing of the times, it is the yuzu cultivation that the people of the art industry district worked as a new industry.
In this district, it is still inherited the custom from that time to eat rice sushi with vegetables on rice with citrus fruits juice or sashimi, or citrus fruit juice.
Its fragrance and sorrow is very popular both in Japan and abroad! Today, the cultivated area of the whole district exceeds 200 ha, the production volume is the best in Japan. It is a shipment number boasting a share of about 40%. It is also exported to countries around the world including Europe.
In addition, development and manufacturing of juice, ponzu etc. are actively carried out. “Gokkun horse road village” which is known nationwide is also a product born in the Chugei area.
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The Kochi prefecture ‘Chugei area’ accredited as a Japanese heritage is located about 50 km east of Kochi city.
Natural sweet swims to the two streams of Yasuda river and Nahari river flowing from the Shikoku mountain range.
In the mouth of the estuary, the streets of Tosa plaster, drainage tile, and Ishiguro (stone fence) houses and rice wine lines are lined up against the backdrop of the majestic Tosa Bay.
It is “Yuzu” to wrap this medieval land with a refreshing aroma and vividly color the eyes.