Muroto Global Geopark Center

室戸世界ジオパークセンター(Muroto Sekai Geopark Center)
Learn about the geological power of the Earth
The Muroto Peninsula is alive with geological activity, with areas where the ground continues to rise as tectonic plate activity pushes the seabed up. At Cape Hane, you can walk through rock formations that were once a part of the seafloor and spot fossils of ancient sea creatures. Meanwhile at Cape Muroto, visitors can wander along paths that were once part of the seafloor, now surrounded by subtropical plants such as sea figs, large night-scented lilies and ubame oaks. The area was designated a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2011.

To get the most out of your visit to the peninsula, first head to the Muroto UNESCO Global Center. Here, you can learn about Muroto’s formation, nature, history, and culture through displays and exhibits. Bicycles are available for rent, making it easier to explore more of this geological treasure trove and stop by the nearby lighthouse and temple. For those who want a more in-depth experience, guided tours in English are available with advance bookings.

Discovering Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark
Address 高知県室戸市室戸岬町1810-2 (1810-2, Murotomisaki cho, Muroto City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 0887-22-5161
ClosedOpen year round
PriceFree admission
Directions●About 2 hr drive from Nankoku IC on Kochi Expressway
●Short walk from Muroto Global Geopark Center bus stop (Kochi Tobu Kotsu Bus)
Website Website
Map Code421 172 439*63

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