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KOCHI PREFECTURE

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.

Prefectural Capital

Kochi City

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Kochi Ryoma Airport

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Kochi Station

JAPAN - 100 HIDDEN TOWNS

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Japan – 100 Hidden Towns is a travel guidebook to Japan off-the-beaten-track – the lesser known towns, where quiet, bucolic ways of life, and proudly maintained local history and traditions can be found. 100 towns, selected from all of the country’s 47 prefectures, are reviewed with a focus on nature, culture, food, access, and key dates – each illustrated with colourful photographs. Information on each of Japan’s eight regions and their major tourist attractions, general advice for travellers, and listings of useful phrases are also provided, helping visitors to maximise the enjoyment of their travels. Over 400 pages of colour photographs and useful information.

PUBLISHER : NELLIE’S ENGLISH BOOKS 
ISBN : 9784905527497