Ryoma Sakamoto was one of the most famous and popular figures from the time leading up to the Meiji Restoration. He was from Tosa, now known as Kochi, and his memorial museum is located in Katsurahama to the south of Kochi City.
The museum is built on the hilltop overlooking the beach and ocean and projects out quite dramatically.
The museum was opened in 1991 on November 15th, the anniversary of both his birth and death, and the architects were Workstation, the company name of two architects, Hiroshi Takahashi and Akiko Takahashi, and it was their first project together.
The museum is open from 9 to 5 all year round and entrance is 400 yen for adults.
Take a bus bound for Katsurahama from Kochi