Kochi Prefecture is blessed with beautiful and abundant nature under a shining sun such as the coastline with the Kuroshio Current (Japan Current), clear rivers such as the Shimanto River and deep green forests.

It has a history and environment which produced many pioneers and great men such as Sakamoto Ryoma.

Kochi’s free and daring characteristics have created generous yet deeply strong residents called “Igosso” or “Hachikin,” and the wisdom and activity of the people of Kochi, who are full of ideas, gave birth to special gardening crops and industrial technologies. Also, the unique regional culture represented by “Yosakoi Festival” has been developed.

For more tourist information of Kochi, please visit the “VISIT KOCHI JAPAN” website (http://visitkochijapan.com/).