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Address: Urado, Kochi 781-0262, Kochi Prefecture
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Impressive statue of a great hero of Kochi

Our tour guide informed us that this statue was built and paid for by local citizens of Kochi. Their contributions demonstrated how well respected he was indeed. We admired the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide informed us that this statue was built and paid for by local citizens of Kochi. Their contributions demonstrated how well respected he was indeed. We admired the strong sense of honor and dignity amongst the Kochi community. You will see this statue on your way to the beach. Worth the stop.

Thank vdsl90
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Sakamoto Nyuma is the famous person and you can see his status in Kochi.such at Kazurahama, Try to find some more .

Thank LuciaLEUNG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Ryoma Sakamoto is a hero of Kochi and a great contributor for the Meiji Restoration. If you are not familiar with Japanese history, this monument does not mean much. But for the most of Japanese, this is an interesting spot.

Thank Kimitaka S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

His life was recreated in a popular year-long historical TV drama broadcast by NHK in about 2010, with the ever-popular actor, song-writer, musician and photographer Masaharu FUKUYAMA. The bronze statue stands on a headland overlooking a wild and rugged coastline with the Pacific Ocean crashing onto a steeply banked beach with coarse sand. A foot trail leads from the statue... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

After a bit of a climb and swimming through a sea of locals you will find a well placed statue in an area that offers great views. try and get there in the morning otherwise the status will be backlit and harder to photograph.

Thank EmAitchKay
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

This statue is perhaps interesting for Japanese people who idolize Ryoma. If you are familiar with the history and find Ryoma as fascinating as the Japanese, then it might be interesting. funny thing is that locals consider this statue very very big...its not that big...but its interesting to see the Japanese' reactions to it

Thank Mish_H50
Matsue, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

If you're really in to statues of famous people or just plain like giant statues, I suppose it would be interesting, but otherwise not so much. I didn't bother lining up to see the view at his eye level.

Thank Brittany P
Uji, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Great museum with so much evidence about the existing story of Ryoma.You will find so many photos and letters from Sakamoto Ryoma himself (from the Teradaya Inn incident to the moment he got killed). Overall, a must visit for those who love the history of Japan!

Thank ChesireCats

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