Sakamoto Ryōma was an Edo period samurai from Kōchi whose actions precipitated the end of the Shogunate and the Meiji Restoration.
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.
Kuma Highland is an expansive inhabited area at a high elevation in central Ehime bordering Kōchi Prefecture.
The Shimanto River boasts some of the most beautiful river scenery in all of Japan and offers a wide range of activities.
A huge plateau between Ehime and Kochi studded with limestone outcrops.