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 about 330,000 that is warm, and is like southern country facing the Pacific against a backdrop of Shikoku Mountains.
There is "Kochi-jo Castle" which is important cultural property of country in the center of town, and view from the castle tower of white wall is fantastic, and culture remains of Tosa are exhibited to castle inner bosom virtue building.
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 statue of Ryoma Sakamoto of Urado Bay entrance, southern country emotion including Katsura-hama Beach of famous spot of moon drift.