Takaoka District, Kōchi
Towns and villages
Like most rural areas in Kochi, transport is limited for residents and visitors without private vehicles. The JR Dosan line that runs from Kochi passes through Hidaka, Sakawa and Kure (Nakatosa) on the way to Kubokawa (Shimanto Town). The other.
Local buses do operate within areas of Takaoka, such as a regular but infrequent set of routes servicing Sakawa, Ochi and Niyodogawa.
- On February 1, 2005 the villages of Hayama and Higashitsuno merged to form the new town of Tsuno.
- On August 1, 2005 the village of Niyodo merged with the town of Ikegawa, and the village of Agawa, both from Agawa District, to form the new town of Niyodogawa, in Agawa District.
- On January 1, 2006 the village of Ōnomi merged into the town of Nakatosa.
- On March 20, 2006 the town of Kubokawa merged with the towns of Taishō and Towa, both from Hata District, to form the new town of Shimanto, in Takaoka District.