Nagao Chicken Center:Onagadori Chickens

Kochi is the homeland of a special breed of ornamental chicken called the Tosa-no -Onagadori.The Onagadori is pure elegance, it has a tail that can reach up to ten meters(32 feet) in length. It was bred specifically for its extremely long tail. Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should. Regardless, they are very beautiful to look at unless you are the one in charge of grooming them and keeping their tails clean.

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Nagao Chicken Center

In Nankoku City, the homeland of the Tosa-no Onagadori, there is a special museum devoted to them called the Nagao Chicken Center. Here you can see many live Onagadori and marvel at their exceptionally long tails. The center specializes in breeding them.

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From Kochi station take the Dosan Line-Limited Express (Nampu 18 Limited Express Okayama) and get off at Gomen station. Then walk about 5 minutes to Gomen Nishimachi Station. Take the local train on the Tosaden Gomen Line (heading to Kagamigawabashi) and get off Sumiyoshidori Station. Exit the station and walk for about 14 minutes to Nagao Chicken Center. It takes 30 minutes and costs 1,460 yen.

*There are cheaper options to get there but it will take 40 minutes to 1 hour from Kochi Station.

Hours:9 am~5pm(※November~February closes at 4pm)

Closed on thursdays

Admission: 800 yen for adults and 400 yen for kids(guided tour in Japanese is included with admission)