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INFORMATION ABOUT KOCHI
People have been living in this area since neolithic times, but a thousand years ago, Kochi literally didn't exist. In those days, the seat of local government was far to the east around present-day Nankoku City. In 934, the retiring governor of Tosa, Ki no Tsurayuki, recorded in Tosa nikki (tr The Tosa Diary - 1969) that he rowed to Urado. This means that modern day Kochi used to be under the waters of Urado Bay.
At that time, the Kagami river flowed into Urado Bay around Otakasa Hill. Over the next 400 years, alluvial sediments deposited by the river built up a defensible, if swampy, area. This patch of ground became home to a prison during the middle ages. Sometime during this period, Otakasa Matsuomaru built the first castle atop Otakasa Hill.
The Places of Interest Sight Seeing
ACCOMODATION/STAY OPTIONS IN KOCHI
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