Sakamoto Ryōma was an Edo period samurai from Kōchi whose actions precipitated the end of the Shogunate and the Meiji Restoration.
The Muroto Peninsula forms the southwestern part of Shikoku, where the island comes to a sharp point.
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.
Aki is a historic town on the western side of the Muroto Peninsula where the coastline of Kochi Prefecture takes a sharp turn southwards.