The Yosakoi Festival came into being in 1954 and 2013 marked the 60th festival, setting the stage for the commemorative opening of the information exchange center near Harimaya Bridge. The external appearance of the center was designed in the motif of so-called “decorated music trucks” that are indispensable for the Yosakoi Festival. The exchange center consists of the “Yosakoi Circle” of history and knowledge and the “Yosakoi Square” of evolutions and experiences. There is the “Yosakoi Theater” which runs films on the 60-year history of the Yosakoi Festival on a 150-inch screen. In the “Yosakoi Taiken (experience) Corner,” visitors can experience the “Seicho Yosakoi Naruko Odori” dance while holding traditional “naruko” bird clappers, or put on festival costumes and take commemorative pictures. There is also a special corner where visitors can make their own “naruko” clappers traditionally used to drive birds away from crops. There are many other attractive corners in the exchange center.
1-10-1 Harimaya, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture
Kochi Yosakoi Information Exchange Center
Business hours :
10:00 to 18:30 (Visitors must enter by 18:00)
Closed on Wednesdays
●About a 10-minute drive from Kochi Interchange on Kochi Expressway
●About a 10-minute walk from JR Kochi Station on Shikoku Railway