Kochi is famous for its beautiful views of starry skies, and has towns which have been recognized by the Japanese Environment Agency (currently known as the Ministry of the Environment) as "Starry Sky Towns." Astronomical observation spots are found across the prefecture because of the good observation conditions: good weather, stable atmosphere, unwavering stars, and dark night skies.
Known as the roof of Shikoku, the highland "Shikoku Karst" area gives a perfect view of the night sky that seems close enough to reach out and touch it. Around where Cape Ashizuri juts out into the Pacific Ocean, stars shine down over the expansive seas unobstructed by objects or artificial lights. You can also observe the stars at campsites set away from urban areas and at astronomical observatories, for a brief stroll through the cosmos.