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Kōchi Prefecture

kōchi prefecture meaning, kōchi prefecture de paris
Kōchi Prefecture 高知県, Kōchi-ken is a prefecture of Japan located on the south coast of Shikoku1 The capital is the city of Kōchi2


  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Cities
    • 22 Towns and villages
    • 23 Mergers
  • 3 Tourism
  • 4 Media
  • 5 Sports
    • 51 Baseball
    • 52 Football
  • 6 Food
  • 7 See also
  • 8 Notes
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links


See also: List of historic sites of Japan Kōchi

Prior to the Meiji Restoration, Kōchi was known as Tosa Province and was controlled by the Chosokabe clan in the Sengoku period and the Yamauchi family during the Edo period3

Kōchi City is also the birthplace of noted revolutionary Sakamoto Ryōma


Kōchi Prefecture comprises the southwestern part of the island of Shikoku, facing the Pacific Ocean It is bordered by Ehime to the north-west and Tokushima to the north-east It is the largest but least populous of Shikoku's four prefectures Most of the province is mountainous, and in only a few areas such as around Kōchi and Nakamura is there a coastal plain Kōchi is famous for its many rivers Inamura-yama in Tosa-cho is the highest peak in Kōchi prefecture with an altitude of 1,506 meters above sea level

As of April 1, 2012, 7% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park; Ishizuchi, Muroto-Anan Kaigan, and Tsurugisan Quasi-National Parks; and eighteen Prefectural Natural Parks4

Kōchi City Nankoku Susaki


Map of Kōchi Prefecture

Eleven cities are located in Kōchi Prefecture:

Towns and villagesedit

These are the towns and villages in each district:


Main article: List of mergers in Kōchi Prefecture


  • Kōchi Castle, one of only 12 original castles left in Japan
  • Katsurahama
  • Ryugado Cave, one of Japan's top three caves
  • Shimanto River, the only undammed river in Japan
  • Godaisan
  • Anpanman Museum


The 2013 movie Hospitality Department Kencho Omotenashi Ka is set in Kōchi5 The film shows views of Kōchi Prefecture

The 2010US movie The Harimaya Bridge starring Danny Glover was set in Kochi


The sports teams listed below are based in Kōchi


  • Kōchi Fighting Dogs


  • Kōchi United SC


Like most areas of Japan, Kōchi advertises itself as specialising in a major food item, in this case, Katsuo no Tataki Katsuo no Tataki is Skipjack Tuna or Bonito, lightly seared Traditionally this is done over the straw generated as a by-product of the rice harvest

See alsoedit

  • Yosakoi Festival
  • Tosa Domain


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric 2005 "Kōchi prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p 538, p 538, at Google Books
  2. ^ Nussbaum, "Kōchi" at p 538, p 538, at Google Books
  3. ^ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p 780, p 780, at Google Books
  4. ^ "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture" PDF Ministry of the Environment Retrieved 19 August 2012 
  5. ^ http://otakumodecom/news/5174b304bec5fa0972002de6/Yukiyo-Teramoto-Makes-Short-Insert-Anime-for-ldquo-Prefectural-Office-Hospitality-Department-The-Movie-rdquo


  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth 2005 Japan encyclopedia Cambridge: Harvard University Press ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128

External linksedit

  • Official website in English

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