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  • Kochi Prefectural Museum of History
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Nankokushi Okouchou Yahata 1099-1
    This history museum is located in Okocho-yahata, Nankoku City. The Chosokabe Hall features exhibits related to the adjacent Oko Castle Ruins, a national Historic Site, as well as to the Chosokabe Clan, the warlords of the Tosa domain. The General Exhibit Hall covers the history and culture of Kochi from primeval times to the modern period. Its permanent exhibits include a recreation of the stronghold of Chosokabe forces during the Battle of Awa-Nakatomigawa, Odo-yaki ware fired in the kilns of the Tosa Domain during the Edo Period, and more. The museum also hosts special exhibitions on the history and folk customs of Tosa, museum talk shows, workshops, and other events.

    少し高台にあります。 資料館の展示はもちろんですが、岡豊城跡地であり、公園になっていますので、ハイキングにも適しています。

  • Shimanto City Museum
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Nakamura 2356
    This history and culture museum is located inside Tamematsu Park in Nakamura, Shimanto City. It is located at the ruins of Nakamura Castle, the castle of Yamauchi Yasutoyo, the younger brother of Yamauchi Kazutoyo, the lord of Tosa. It features exhibits related to the history and culture of the area along the Shimanto River, as well as ancient manuscripts, artwork, and more. The castle tower portion of the museum’s building, which is designed to look like a castle, features an observation deck with a sweeping view of the city.

    為松公園には幾つもの駐車場があるようだが、四万十市立郷土博物館をカーナビに入れたら、車がすれ違えないような道だった。

  • Kaiyodo Kappakan
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunshimantochou Utsuigawa 685
    This gallery located in Utsuigawa, Shimanto Town, Takaoka County displays works entered into a kappa (a mythical river creature) figure modeling contest organized by the figure manufacturer Kaiyodo. A sister facility, Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto, is located about two kilometers away on the side of Prefectural Route 55.

    入館料は500円。ホビー館と共通入場券は、1300円。 河童の展示物がたくさんあり、河童亭という、レストランもありました。河童カレーが、河童のキャラクターを取り入れたカレーでした。

  • Nakaoka Shintaro Museum
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Akigunkitagawamura Kashiwagi 140
    This museum is located in Kashiwagi, Kitagawa Village, Aki County. It features exhibits related to Nakaoka Shintaro, a samurai who played a major role in the Satsuma-Choshu Alliance alongside Sakamoto Ryoma. These exhibits include videos and panels on the life of Nakaoka as well as valuable historical artifacts. The museum also holds special exhibits about the Bakumatsu, the final years of the Edo period.

    駐車場あり。 資料館は内容良かったです。 少し奥地でした。 車で行くのが一番いいです。 自然豊かな場所に資料館があります。

  • Creative Park ACTLAND
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Kochi Pref. Konan City Noichicho-otani 928-1
    This theme park located in Otani, Noichi-cho, Konan City features a number of museums and galleries. The Ryoma History Museum and the World Celebrity Museum display realistic wax figures. There are also galleries featuring the works of artists such as the late Edo period painter Ekin (Hirose Kinzo) as well as Francis Kwatei Nee-Owoo, an artist from Ghana. Other facilities include the World Model Car Museum, the World Classic Car Museum, and the Bonnet bus Museum.

    This is one of my recommended places in kochi. You can enjoy some museums in one place. It’s open from morning till night!

  • John Mung Museum
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Yourou 303
    This history museum is located in Yoro, Tosashimizu City. It features exhibits about Nakahama Manjiro, also known as John Mung, a Tosa native known for being one of the first Japanese people to visit the United States. In addition to learning about the life of Nakahama from exhibits that utilize wall graphics and projections, visitors can also enjoy a number of other attractions including taking photos with trick art depicting the sea. The museum also features the restaurant Kaifu Shokudo.

    こから黒潮に流されて漂流して生きて戻れたと思うと凄いなと実感! しかし万次郎が住んでいた家が想像よりも小さく住みづらいかと感じました。

  • Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark Center
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    Kouchi Pref. Murotoshi Murotomisakichou 1810-2
    This is a base facility for the Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark. You should come here first when you visit the Geopark for the visitor center and information center. The Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark is introduced on a large screen at the Geo Theater using high resolution images. They also introduce goods and various hands-on programs.
  • Kochi Yosakoi Joho Koryukan
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Harimayachou 1-10-1
    The Kochi Yosakoi Joho Koryukan is a museum that showcases the history and appeal of the Yosakoi Festival, which was founded in 1954. There is a “Yosakoi Theatre” with a 150-inch large-screen display showing how the Yosakoi Festival has developed over time, which really makes visitors feel as though they are watching the Festival in real life, along with a “Yosakoi Experience Corner” where visitors can try on the costumes worn by Yosakoi Festival dancers. Both adults and children will enjoy a visit here.
  • Aki City Museum of History and Folklore
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Kochi Aki-shi Doi 953-I
    A museum located at the site of Aki Castle. The Goto family—senior Tosa domain officials during the Warring States period—once lived there. It houses documents related to the Goto family, a valuable resource for understanding the Tosa domain during the feudal era. There is also a collection of arts and crafts, weapons, and folk implements connected to the local area. The permanent exhibition showcases important people with Aki ties, such as the founder of the Mitsubishi Group, Yataro Iwasaki. Archaeological artifacts excavated within the city limits and old documents are also on display, making it easy to get an overview of Aki's history. Special exhibits, such as of dolls from the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods, are held two or three times a year.

    Great place to learn a bit about the history of Aki City (and Kochi Prefecture). They have a basic guide available in English.

  • Sakawa Municipal Seizan Bunko Museum
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Sakawacho Ko 1453-1
    This facility is mainly dedicated to Mitsuaki Tanaka's calligraphy collection from the late Edo and Meiji periods. It contains the work of Takechi Hanpeita, Sakamoto Ryoma, Nakaoka Shintaro, and other leading figures. There are also items from people tied to the shogunate, Imperial court, and major domains like Mito, Choshu, and Satsuma. They change the material on display about four times a year while holding various planned and special exhibits.

    近くには酒造や歴史系の施設もあります。 青山文庫には駐車場があります。 高知の歴史が勉強になります。 静かな町です。

  • Karst Study Center
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Tsunocho
    A facility where you can learn about nature in the Tengu Highlands, which was designated Shikoku Karst Prefectural Natural Park. The Shikoku Karst is one of Japan's three major karsts, along with the Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau in Yamaguchi and the Hiraodai Karst Plateau in Fukuoka. It is about 25 kilometers from east to west and is between 1,000 and 1,400 meters above sea level. The study center has a variety of exhibits, including a diorama of the Tengu Highlands, wild plant photography, taxidermy, and a display on the karst's formation and wildlife.
  • Museum of the Former Residence of Tanaka Ryosuke
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Shibamaki 381
    Sakamoto Ryoma often paid casual visits to the Tanaka residence, and there are lots of stories about the time he spent there. The single-story house has a gable roof with base tiles and is surrounded by a high stone fence to protect it from strong winds. It's reminiscent of a wealthy farmer's mountain village estate.
  • Okawasuji Samurai House Museum
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Okawasuji 2-2-15
    Former residence of the Teshimas, a Tosa Domain samurai family. It is the only structure in the old castle town retaining the architectural style typical of samurai dwellings. It was restored and designated as a Kochi City Tangible Cultural Property in 1996, and opened to the public as the Samurai House Museum in November of the same year. In addition to visiting the residence, one large parlor and one small parlor in the main house are available for rent.
  • Ryoma-den Bakumatsu Heroes Pavilion
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Kitahonmachi 2-10-17
    A visit here feels like stepping back in time to the end of the Edo period. The reproduction of Sakamoto Ryoma's birthplace was used for filming Ryomaden, an NHK drama. It has an area showcasing Ryoma and other important Kochi figures from that time, as well as an area for taking photos. They also have a fun shop with items including Kochi specialties and sweets, Kochi and Ryoma themed merchandise, tea house fare, and more.

    This is may be a reconstruction, a house used as a film set for one of Japanese TV’s year long historical TAIGA dramas (focused on local samurai hero Ryoma Sakamoto), but it is a lovely one. Great...

  • Kochi Kenfutokorotokukan
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Marunouchi 1-chome 2-1
  • Konan Tennenshoku Theater
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    Kouchi Pref. Kounanshi Yoshikawachouyoshihara
  • Konan Cultural Properties Center
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kochi Konan-shi Kagamicho Yamakita 1553-1

    香南市で発掘された財三文化財や昔から使用されていた文化財が多数保管されています。 その資料も丁寧に分類され、いつでも確認できるようになっています。 保育所だった建物を使用していますが、とても工夫されていて空間すべてが文化財といった様子でした。 とにかくすばらしい施設で、この地域、というより日本の財産が詰まっています。

  • Art Zone Warakosoko
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Minamikanada 28
  • Tosa Machikyodogakushu Ctr
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    Kouchi Pref. Tosaguntosachou Doi 437
  • Makinotomitarofurusatokan
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    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunsakawachou Kou 1485

Kochi Areas

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The largest of Shikoku's prefectures, Kochi is endowed with some of the island's most exceptional sand beaches lining the Pacific Ocean, which narrows into the Shimanto-gawa, a huge river that stretches 196 kilometers into the prefecture, passing verdant mountains and hosting countless riverside activities. Whether you're a pilgrim or not, Kochi's 16 Buddhist temples that make up one leg of the Shikoku Pilgrimage are worth a visit, particularly Chikurin-ji for its five-tier pagoda.

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