The partner date
April 28, 1986 (Showa 61) (sister city)
It is the ground of hometown of Hokko company immigration which settled in Kitami in 1897 (Meiji 30).
Summary of city
Of Kochi is located in the center, and is almost city of population approximately 330,000 that is warm, and is like southern country facing the Pacific against a backdrop of Shikoku Mountains.
"Kochi-jo Castle" which is important cultural property of country of town leading, view from the castle tower of white wall is splendid, and culture remains of Tosa are exhibited to breast virtue building in castle.
We assume "freedom" motto and develop for a long time as center of politics, economy, culture of Tosa and produce historic people of consequence such as Ryoma Sakamoto much particularly at time of the Meiji Restoration.
There are many tourist facilities where there are Ryoma Sakamoto image of Gulf of Urado entrance, southern country emotion including Katsura-hama Beach of famous spot of moon.