Cape Ashizuri

足摺岬(Ashizuri Misaki)
See the curve of the Earth from Shikoku’s southernmost cape
Cape Ashizuri is the southernmost point of Shikoku, where the 270 degree views allow visitors to actually see the curvature of the Earth. Standing on the edge of the cliffs is Cape Ashizuri Lighthouse, one of the largest lighthouses in Japan and the symbol of the cape.
An abundance of subtropical plants grow along the cape, along with many variants of camellia. There are around 150,000 bushes of these colorful flowers around the peninsula, with 60,000 of those on the tip of the cape alone. The best time to see them in full bloom is February.
A 2 km-long path along the coast takes in the highlights of this rugged coastal area. Be sure to stop by Kongofuku-ji Temple, the 38th stop on the long Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage.
Nearby you will find the Tatsukushi and Minokoshi coasts, where you can see coral reefs and tropical fish on glass-bottom boat tours.
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Address 高知県土佐清水市足摺岬 (Ashizurimisaki, Tosashimizu City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 0880-82-3155
Tosashimizu City Tourism Association
Emailinfo@shimizu-kankou.cpm
OpenCamellia: Mid-February to late February
Daylily: August to October
Directions●About 2 hr 20 min drive from Shimantocho-chuo IC on Kochi Expressway
●Short walk from Ashizurimisaki bus stop (Kochi Seinan Kotsu Bus)
Public Transport Access Details PDF
Map Code907 197 564*30

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