Cape Ashizuri, located at the tip of the Ashizuri Peninsula jutting out into the azure Pacific Ocean, is the southernmost cape in Shikoku. An observatory on the cape commands a view of more than 180 degrees, allowing you to truly feel that the earth is round. You can see spectacular landscapes created by nature, and certainly feel the grandeur of the earth. Along trails in this area there are many mysterious places associated with Kobo Daishi, an ancient Japanese Buddhist monk also known as Kukai, and tours aimed at making you feel the so-called “seven wonders” in these locations are organized. You can also ride a glass-bottomed boat to view underwater scenes, such as coral and tropical fish, off the Tatsukushi and Minokoshi beaches near Cape Ashizuri.
Ashizuri-misaki, Tosashimizu City, Kochi Prefecture
Tosashimizu City Tourism Association
●Get off at Nakamura Station on Tosa Kuroshio Railway and change to an Ashizuri-misaki-bound bus operated by Kochi Seinan Kotsu (about a 1-hour-and-40-minute ride). ●About a 2-hour-and-20-minute drive from Shimantocho-Chuo Interchange on Kochi Expressway
Camellias in full bloom from mid- to late February Hamakanzo (day lilies) in full bloom from August to October