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Katsurahama Beach

The beach is one of the most picturesque spots in Kochi Prefecture. Located at the entrance to Urado Bay, it stretches in an arc between Cape Ryuzu and Cape Ryuo. A deep green pine grove behind the coast, five-colored beach gravel and the azure ocean chime perfectly with one another like a miniature garden to produce a stunning landscape. The beach has been known since ancient times as a popular venue for viewing the moon. The lyrics of “Yosakoi-bushi,” a traditional folk song in Kochi Prefecture, partly read: “The popular venue for viewing the moon is Katsurahama…” A bronze statue of Sakamoto Ryoma, who played a key role in overthrowing the Tokugawa shogunate in the late 19th century, stands on Cape Ryuzu, situated at the east end of the beach, and faces the raging waves of the Pacific Ocean. The area around the beach is designated as “Katsurahama Park.” Many stalls and shops line the park, shared with the Tosa Dog Museum and the Katsurahama Aquarium. The Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum stands on the mountainside in the park.

INFORMATION

Contact :
Tourism PromotionDivision, Commerce & Tourism Department, Kochi Municipal Government

Tel: +81-88-823-9457
E-mail: kc-150300@city.kochi.lg.jp



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  • Kochi Station
  • Kochi ryoma Airport
Things-to-Do
  • Nature
  • Tourist Attractions
  • History
  • Museum
  • Activity
  • Food Culture
  • Events
Traveler’s Kit
  • WiFi
  • Tax-free shop
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Tourist information offices
Disaster Prevention Information
  • Temporary refuge place
  • Temporary shelter places of refuge
  • Tsunami evacuation Building, Tower
  • Tsunami evacuation location (hill)
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