Ashizuri Underwater Observation Tower

The tower, located inside Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park, is a huge 24-meter-tall observation tower standing in the water which is one of the clearest offshore areas in Shikoku. Inside the tower are an observation room above sea level and an underwater observation chamber from which visitors can see tropical fish gathering near the 7-meter-deep ocean floor and schools of fish that change in variety from season to season. Girella, porcupine fish and butterfly fish can be seen from the underwater observation room throughout the year. Visitors may be able to observe mass migrations of sardines and horse mackerels in winter through spring and a migration of barracudas in autumn as well as sea turtles and rays. 


Address :
4124-1 Misaki, Tosashimizu City, Kochi Prefecture
Contact :
Kochi Prefectural Tourism Development Corporation
TEL: +81-880-85-0201

Business hours :
9:00 to 17:00
Access :
●Take a train from JR Kochi Station and get off at Nakamura Station on Tosa Kuroshio Railway. Change to an Ashizuri-misaki-bound bus operated by Kochi Seinan Kotsu, get off at Shimizu Plaza Pal bus stop (about a 1-hour ride) and transfer to a bus bound for Sukumo Station. Get off at Ashizuri Kaiteikan mae bus stop.
●About a 90-minute drive from Shimantocho-Chuo Exit on Kochi Expressway.
Price :
●900 yen per person for adults & 450 yen for children (aged 4 or older through senior high school students)  

●810 yen per person for adults & 400 yen for children in a group of at least 30 people



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