This is a GREAT article and for people who want to explore and experience the incredible deep nature of Kochi, while saving some expenses on hotels and inns, this is something that might be right up your alley.

Having been down to Kochi myself several times I can attest to the the reality of what you read in this article and see on the imbeded Youtube video. This is really great country. And, if you are planning to come out to Shikoku a little before the planet has the corona virus under control, this might be a good way to travel, have an adventure, and still maintain a reasonable amount of “social distance”.

https://www.outdoorjapan.com/activities/outdoors-mountain-sports/cycling-in-japan/shikoku-road-trip-kochi/