Matsuno is a little township on a tributary of the Shimanto River. Surrounded by mountains, with a wide and shallow river running through it, Matsuno is a typical inland Shikoku town.
The wide rivers of Kochi rise quickly after heavy rain, and to cope with this phenomenon, these interesting bridges are built without parapets or railings.
The Niyodo River is one of the three major rivers of Shikoku. It rises in the mountains of central Shikoku, running southeastward through Kōchi and flowing into the Pacific at Tosa city.
In a forest of willows beside the lower reaches of the great Shimanto River, thousands of bright yellow rape flowers blossom in spring. The 2 km-long path is a pleasant place to stroll.
Bonito from local fishing ports seared over a straw fire in the traditional manner.