Shikoku Karst Natural Park

四国カルスト(Shikoku Karusuto)
Touch the sky in the Tengu Highlands
The Tengu Highlands of the Shikoku Karst are a rolling expanse of gentle mountain faces with exposed clusters of limestone that spreads across 25 km of Shikoku Island. Known as one of Japan’s top 3 karsts, the plateau peaks at 1485 meters above sea level with panoramic views stretching to the horizon. On clear days the Pacific Ocean glistens to the South and the jagged peaks of the Ishizuchi Mountain range can be seen to the North.
Designated as one of the 100 most scenic roads in Japan, winding through the karst is Route 383 also known as “天空の道” (road in the sky) because the clouds feel close enough to touch and at night millions of stars emerge up above. As the seasons change the lush green meadows of spring fill with alpine plants in the summer, that morph into colourful foliage before the landscape turns into a snow-dusted winter wonderland.
Lucky visitors can catch a glimpse of nearby dairy cows leisurely grazing on slopes. Make some time for the walking trails to soak in some shinrin-yoku or forest bathing for a tranquil and rejuvenating experience.
Address 高知県高岡郡津野町 芳生野乙(Yoshiuno-otsu, Tsuno Town, Takaoka Gun, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 088-823-1111
Environmental Sustainability Division, Department of Forestry Promotion & Environment, Kochi Prefectural Government
DirectionsAbout 1 hr 20 min drive from Susaki-higashi IC on Kochi Expressway
Map Code666 159 479*22

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