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Related POI – Aki

Iwasaki Yataro

Iwasaki Yataro

Iwasakai Yataro from Aki in Kōchi, allied with the new Meiji government to found Mitsubishi.

Nora Dokei Clock Tower

Nora Dokei Clock Tower

The Nora Dokei Clock Tower was hand built 120 years ago by landowner Hatakenaka Genma. Nora Dokei means ‘field clock’ since it marks the time for farmworkers in the fields.

Muroto Peninsula

Muroto Peninsula

The Muroto Peninsula forms the southwestern part of Shikoku, where the island comes to a sharp point.

Doi Katchu samurai town

Doi Katchu samurai town

Ancient castle town, part of Aki, built around an oval hill beside the river, topped with a wooden fortification.

Birthplace of Iwasaki Yataro

Birthplace of Iwasaki Yataro

The rural town of Aki is the birthplace of Iwasaki Yataro, the founder of Mitsubishi Corporation. His beautiful thatched house remains today as one of the sights of Aki.