A famous destination that is a symbol of Kochi Prefecture
- Closest station
Kochi Station, JR Dosan Line
From Kochi Station, JR Dosan Line, take the Tosaden Traffic bus to Katsurahama for around 40 minutes. Get off at the last stop, Katsurahama bus stop, and then walk 5 minutes to the coast.
Urado 9, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture
Great Stuff to See and Do!
The magnificent Pacific Ocean and beautiful scenery stretch out before your eyes
Katsurahama Beach is a wide, crescent-shaped coastline, and a beautiful location that symbolizes Kochi Prefecture. You will be captivated by the harmony of green pine trees, the five-colored gravel beach and the azure ocean. It has been known since ancient times as a famous spot to see the moon, and has been sung about in folk songs of Kochi Prefecture. Around the time of the full moon in mid-fall, when the moon shines at its strongest, the Katsura beach viewing party is held, and many tourists not only from within Japan but also from abroad come to visit.
The bronze statue that stands at Katsurahama Beach
A bronze statue of Ryoma Sakamoto, a patriot of the end of the Edo period, stands on Cape Ryuzu at the east end of Katsurahama Beach. Ryoma Sakamoto was a Kochi Prefecture-born warrior who played an active role in the end of the Edo period, and is much beloved by the Japanese. The surrounding area is known as Katsurahama Park, and features facilities like Katsurahama Aquarium and The Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum. If you want to learn about Ryoma Sakamoto, visit the museum and feel the passionate presence of the people who lived through the changing era from the Edo period to the Meiji period.