Hidaka, Kōchi


Location of Hidaka in Kōchi Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 33°32′N 133°22′E / 33.533°N 133.367°E / 33.533; 133.367Coordinates: 33°32′N 133°22′E / 33.533°N 133.367°E / 33.533; 133.367
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Kōchi Prefecture
District Takaoka
  Total 44.88 km2 (17.33 sq mi)
Population (2003)
  Total 5,917
  Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.vill.hidaka.kochi.jp

Hidaka (日高村 Hidaka-mura) is a village located in Takaoka District, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the village has an estimated population of 5,917 and a density of 131.84 persons per km². The total area is 44.88 km².

Omura Shrine in Hidaka holds a late Kofun period sword designated as a National Treasure and two Heian period wooden masks of Bodhisattva which are Important Cultural Properties.

Major products made in Hidaka are sugar tomatoes and imo kenpi.

There are two mountain top golf courses on Nishiki-yama.

The village mascot is named Mohei, after a historical ninja from the village whose name was Kusaka Mohei.[1] According to local legend, now written into various story books, the ninja trained under the guidance of a tengu in Saruda cave and gained magical powers such as turning into a mouse.


  1. "Kusaka Mohei". Hidaka Mohei Marathon Home Page. Hidaka Village Board of Education. Retrieved 7 July 2011.

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