Located at the eastern tip of Kochi Prefecture is Cape Muroto, a designated UNESCO Global Geopark where dynamic rock formations tell the story of how the Earth’s crust has moved and shifted over the past millions of years????
In addition to its geological importance, Cape Muroto is regarded as a spiritual marvel because it is home to the Mikurodo Cave, where one of Japan’s most influential Buddhist monks, Kukai, is believed to have achieved enlightenment over 1200 years ago????
Walk along the coastline trail blooming with gorgeous subtropical flora and you’ll spot the white, iron-constructed symbol of the area. Cape Muroto’s lighthouse is among the top 50 lighthouses in Japan thanks to its historical importance in guiding and welcoming home countless ships for over 100 years????
Cape Muroto, which lies at the intersection of geological, spiritual and historical importance, definitely deserves a spot on your future Kochi itinerary????✨