This museum, sitting in Katsurahama Park, features Sakamoto Ryoma, a prominent figure from Kochi in the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate. The museum introduces the life of Ryoma through precious documents, including his handwritten letters addressed to his elder sister Otome and videos. The museum can be called a kind of “Temple of Ryoma,” possessing and exhibiting the largest number of Ryoma’s letters in Japan. From the museum, visitors can have a grand view of the Pacific Ocean. In front of the museum’s gate, there is a statue of Ryoma with which visitors can shake hands. It is a good photo spot for visitors.
Starting April 2017, the Museum will be closed for about a year to allow for the construction of a new wing and the renovation of the existing building.
We are scheduled to reopen in the spring of 2018.
830 Urado-shiroyama, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture
Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum
Business hours :
9:00 to 17:00 (visitors should enter by 16:30)
●Take a “My Yu Bus” ride from JR Kochi Station and get off at “Ryoma Kinenkan-mae” stop (in front of Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum). You can also take a streetcar / tram ride at JR Kochi Station and get off at “Harimayabashi” (Harimaya Bridge) stop; then take a Tosaden Kotsu bus bound for Katsurahama Beach from Minami-Harimayabashi (South Harimaya Bridge) stop and get off at “Ryoma Kinenkan-mae.” It takes about 30 minutes from Harimaya Bridge.
●About a 25-minute drive from Kochi Interchange on Kochi Expressway