Shimanto (9)

Shimanto (9)
Shimanto is a city located in the soutwestern part of Kochi Prefecture, Japan. The city was formed on April 10, 2005 from the merger of the city of Nakamura and the village of Nishitosa from Hata District. Shimanto is located on the Shimanto River, considered one of the cleanest and most beautiful rivers in Japan. The residents speak a distinct dialect of Japanese known as Hata-ben. .