Welcome to Ikumi
On the Kōchi side of the prefectural border with Tokushima, Ikumi (生見) is beach-bum paradise. Surfers from all over Japan head to the lovely beach here, which is lined with some good budget accommodation, a few eateries that won't break the bank, and a surf shop or two. If you'd like a relaxed day or two looking at a different side of Japan, Ikumi is a great place to hang out. Lie back on the beach and enjoy the sun, catch a few waves, soak in the sea, thumb through surf magazines and enjoy a cool beverage – or two!
Shirahama (白浜), 2km north of Ikumi and just in Kōchi Prefecture, offers a wide, protected beach and is a good spot for families.