Although beautiful throughout the year, Cape Ashizuri is especially fun to visit in February. For one…foot baths! Located right along the Pacific Ocean coast at the southernmost tip of Shikoku, Ashizuri Manjiro Footbath will reward your hardworking (and perhaps chilled) feet on a cold day. In addition to being free of charge, this foot bath offers the stunning view of the Hakusan Natural Arch juxtaposed beautifully with the sparkling Pacific Ocean
Once your feet are all warmed up and ready to go, walk down to the dynamic rock formation and feel its power. The 16-meter-high Hakusan Natural Arch is said to be the largest granite tunnel in Japan naturally carved out by sea erosion. It is also regarded as a spiritual spot where people come to wish for good luck in love because the tunnel is shaped like a heart (aww)
February is also when over 150,000 bright red camellia trees bloom all over the Ashizuri Peninsula! From Hakusan Natural Arch, you can take the walking path all the way near Ashizuri Kongofuku-ji Temple to witness the 2-kilometer “camellia tunnel”. Along your feet and above your head, camellias will encompass you fully!
Definitely stop by the pristine white Cape Ashizuri Lighthouse too, which is one of the largest in the country
Learn more about Cape Ashizuri: https://visitkochijapan.com/en/see-and-do/10033