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About Us

Our Kochi-loving members will coordinate your trip to Japan's Best Kept Secret!

All of the Kochi Escapes team either live in Kochi Prefecture or have traveled to every corner of Kochi for business or pleasure. They have a wealth of experience in the travel industry, both domestic and international, and have come together to share the "heart" of Kochi with the world.


The philosophy of Kochi Escapes is to contribute to the local community. Kochi cannot host as many tourists as Kyoto or Osaka. So we want to secretly share the goodness of Kochi with those who really appreciate it.


In Kochi, there is a term called "Kochi-ke (Kochi Family)". The idea is that everyone who comes to Kochi is family, regardless of race, nationality, or language background. When you come to Kochi, you are sure to meet friendly Kochi people. Grandmothers working in the farm fields may invite you to take a break with them. Young immigrants from the cities who are fascinated by Kochi may tell you about their dreams. You are sure to have a wonderful encounter while enjoying nature and activities in Kochi.


Disconnect from the hustle-bustle of the city, and as a member of the Kochi family, spend your time relaxing in a home away from home, or have fun at the river or the sea as if you were a child again. We look forward to helping you coordinate your own unique journey to Kochi.

Meet The Team

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Ryo Nakazawa

Founder & CEO


​Rina Oomichi

Local Coordinator


Keita Iwagami

Local Coordinator


​Paul Walsh



​Keiko Marutani

Senior Manager


​Atsuko Yokoyama

Local Coordinator


​Ruth Marie Jarman


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