Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, Kochi

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Gazing over the Pacific Ocean, Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue commemorates one of Japan's most influential samurai leaders. The statue stands 13.5 m (44 ft) high, surrounded by tall pine trees. Born in 1835 in Kochi City, Sakamoto Ryoma would later prove instrumental in uniting the Choshu and Satsuma clans, ultimately bringing an end to Japan's feudal age in 1868. Enjoy the peaceful seaside, and then stop into the nearby museum to learn about the samurai's political influence. Plan your visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kochi day trip tool.
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  • Sakamoto Ryoma was a forward thinker during a time when Japan was going through a lot of social and political upheaval. He was one of the earliest to recognize the need for change and was a strong...  more »
  • If you take my-yu bus, when you reach the Katsurahama beach stop, you will find this statue as soon as you climb up the staircase. Nothing much except you may snap a photo or photo. And when I went...  more »
  • This museum dedicated to Ryoma Sakamoto sits high looking over the Pacific Ocean. It has great interactive areas for all ages to learn about one of the most important people who helped shape modern Japan. A great space to spend time, easily accessible with elevators opening up every space from rooftop to basement. For those interested in learning more there is a library of resources.
  • A good compact sized museum that is dedicated to Sakamoto Ryoma a Shogun who played an important role in the Edo period. There are bits and pieces of English descriptions however it’s not really enough to completely immerse yourself in the history. It’ll take around 45mins-1hour to finish the viewing. Sadly the video demonstrations are in Japanese with Japanese subtitles.

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