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Kochi Literary Museum高知県立文学館

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Kochi Literary Museum sits proudly at the foot of the hill on which Kochi Castle is situated. The displays, which are arranged both chronologically and by theme, include materials relating to, and works by, approximately 40 authors and literati with links to the Kochi area, ranging from Kino Tsurayuki—the author of the Tosa Nikki (“Tosa Diary”), which is the earliest surviving literary diary written in Japanese—to modern authors such as Hiro Arikawa. The Kochi Literary Museum has adopted a unique approach to its permanent exhibitions, holding rotating exhibitions that feature both authors whose anniversaries are being commemorated, and exhibitions on authors who have recently become a focus of interest. Every visit to the Museum is sure to provide an opportunity to learn something new about literature. Kochi Literary Museum also has a special commemorative room dedicated to the physicist and essayist Terada Torahiko, who was born in Kochi, and a special exhibition on the world portrayed in the literary works of Miyao Tomiko, with displays of manuscripts, letters, pictures and other important materials.


Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Marunouchi 1-1-20 (Kochi / NankokuArea)

phone 0888220231

9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

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Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Marunouchi 1-1-20 [ map ]
Kochi / NankokuArea
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
New Year's Holiday(12/27-1/1), There may be days when the facility is closed.(2020/6/18-6/20, 2020/9/7-12/26)
[Admission fee to view] 370yen
*Planning exhibitions are different each time
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Available (Freepot)
The Kochi Prefectural Literature Museum introduces the charms of Kochi literature from Kinukiyuki to Arikawa Hiroshi.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

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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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