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Japan’s national hero, Ryoma Sakamoto admired this view

Located in Kochi prefecture of Shikoku Island is the Katsurahama beach, famous for its lush pine trees, blue water, and white sandy beach. Visitors can get lost in time looking upon the beautiful scenery and large breaking waves on the shoreline.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a 13 meter bronze statue of Ryoma Sakamoto, a famous Samurai who was credited with bringing Japan’s Edo period to an end. Every year during the spring and fall season a watchtower is constructed next to his statue allowing visitors to catch his view of the Pacific Ocean.
The opening day of the watchtower changes from year to year so we recommend careful planning when visiting the area.
Ryoma Sakamoto had a very positive influence on Japan’s history and his ideas contributed to what is now the modern day Japan.
One might feel the same encouragement that Ryoma Sakamoto had 160 years ago while viewing this scenic area.

【writer mimu】

英雄、坂本龍馬が愛した眺望

松林の緑、海の青、砂浜の白が美しい高知県の景勝地、桂浜。弓状に広がる砂浜や岬には、太平洋の荒波が力強く打ち寄せます。躍動的に変化する景色を見ていると時間が経つことを忘れてしまいます。
浜には、高知県で生まれた幕末の英雄、坂本龍馬の銅像(約13m)が建っています。春と秋の一定期間、銅像の脇に櫓が組まれ、龍馬像と同じ目線で太平洋を見渡せるイベントが開催されます。年により開催期間が変わりますが、櫓が組まれる時期に訪れることをお勧めします。
日本の歴史に大きな影響を与えた国民的人気者、坂本龍馬。彼も見ただろう桂浜からの景色を眺めていると、龍馬に背中を押され、勇気づけられた気分になりますよ。

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Katsurahama Beach,Urado, Kochi-city,Kochi pref.

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Mimu

Mimu

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“I live in Saitama prefecture and I love watching movies, driving, and Japan. I want to be the type of person who smiles and says ‘Okaeri’ to anyone who says ‘Tadaima!’ It will be victorious!”