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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Kochi Kenritsu Sakamoto Ryoma Kinenkan

Ryoma Sakamoto was born in 1835, a member of the clan of Tosa (present-day Kochi Prefecture). Traveling to Edo (present-day Tokyo), he learned the art of navigation, which led him to an interest in world affairs and eventually to establish the first trading firm in Japan, in the port of Nagasaki. As the power of the Edo Shogunate, the regime of the samurai class, declined, a movement to overthrow the shogunate grew, leading to the idea of a coalition between the powerful clans of Choshu (present-day Yamaguchi Prefecture) and Satsuma (present-day Kagoshima Prefecture), known as the Satcho federation. In 1866, Sakamoto devoted himself to forging this Satcho alliance with the aim of taisei hokan, the restoration of the reins of government to the Emperor. Sakamoto, however, was killed in Kyoto in 1867. This memorial hall presents his life in seven stages, and also houses a large collection of books related to Sakamoto and the history of those times, for free perusal of the public.

830 Shiroyama, Urado, Kochi-shi, Kochi

Admission Fee
600 yen (regular fee)


Tosa Denki Tetsudo Harimayabashi Stn. / Bus / 30-min. ride / Ryoma Kinenkan Stop / 2-min. walk

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