TOWNS IN KOCHI
The calm, rural feel of Shikoku pervades throughout Kochi Prefecture, thanks to its beaches, mountains and rivers. Historically, Kochi is hugely significant as, under its former name of Tosa, it was the setting of much resistance and political intrigue - the young samurai looking to Japan to modernise and adapt, following the end of the country’s era of isolation.
This history is proudly displayed, with statues and museums devoted to the young moderniser, Ryoma Sakamoto, dotting the prefecture. Away from Kochi City, Shimanto is worth a visit for its delightful river and countryside. The vast area of Konan provides visitors with museums and galleries to accompany its pretty natural sights.
Kochi Ryoma Airport
Main Train Stations