Recommendation spot - Cape Ashizuri area

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Cape Ashizuri-Misaki

[the last update date: on January 6, 2016]

★★We evaluate two stars in Michelin green guide japon★★
In tourist guide book "Michelin green guide japon" which Michelin issues "Cape Ashizuri" and "view from Cape Ashizuri"
We had two star (★★) all together!

Cape Ashizuri-Misaki

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Cape Ashizuri appointed in Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park is the southernmost cape of Shikoku.
View from observatories is 270 degrees! We see coming and going huge ship and the horizon facing distance into an arch form and realize that the earth is round!
It is perfect spot to see the morning sun and the setting sun!
There is Landmark-like Cape Ashizuri Lighthouse, too.

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In entrance open space spreading out to observatories, there is great man, The Statue of John Mung of native district that affected the patriot of much late Tokugawa period including Ryoma Sakamoto.
There is "Cape Ashizuri tourist information center in open space, too", and local guide guides.
※It is absent time when GW was gathered up in summer vacation on Sundays and holidays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday a week that volunteer guide does location in the information desk.

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In about February, wild thicket camellia reaches in full bloom, and "Ashizuri camellia Festival" is held every year. "The camellia forest pathway" is made on promenade.

The details about camellia Festival of (H28 year) of this year
The 42nd Ashizuri camellia Festival

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Western Usubae (usubae) of Ashizuri peninsula is the only place in the whole country where the Kuroshio Current main stream hits directly.

Originally the whole area of this Cape Ashizuri bit is the precinct of Shikoku Pilgrimage 38th Fudasho (sacred site for pilgrimage), Kongofukuji Temple which Kobo-daishi performed open wound of,
Legend of "The Seven Wonders of Cape Ashizuri" is on promenade. Signboard stands at main spot.
There is "The Seven Wonders of Cape Ashizuri Tour by local guide, too"! (reservation required)
[we introduce in movie]

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Photograph one of the The Seven Wonders of Cape Ashizuri, "Turtle Rock"

In addition, Hakusandoumon Sea Cave appointed to natural monument of Kochi,
There are spots such as John Mung Footbath which can soak in footbath while seeing Hakusandoumon Sea Cave.

Cape Ashizuri Lighthouse

[the last update date: on January 6, 2016]

"Cape Ashizuri Lighthouse"
We reached the lighting 100th anniversary on April 1, 2014!

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Lighthouse of white wall standing on precipice of Cape Ashizuri.
18m in height, luminous intensity 460,000 cd, light range 38km.

※About luminous intensity
Ways of measurement of luminous intensity are different at the time of lighthouse construction and become 460,000 cd now.

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We continue watching security of ship coming and going in the offing ever since it was turned on in one of the largest lighthouses in our country in 1914 by (1914).
Vast panorama of the Pacific and scenery full of poetic sentiment enjoy; romantic mood perfect score.
※We cannot enter lighthouse.

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Lighthouse of white wall becomes symbol of Cape Ashizuri.

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In addition, Tengu-no-hana Observatory which is down the promenade on foot from lighthouse becomes little-known spot spot looking at lighthouse.
※"Nose" means "cape" in Ashizuri.

The Statue of John Mung

[the last update date: on January 6, 2016]

The Statue of John Mung

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After going over to the United States as Japanese for the first time approximately 170 years ago, and having learned English or the navigation, surveying, we go back to Japan for the national seclusion era.
John Mung which also left great achievement in the Japanese daybreak and international exchange.
Manjiro Nakahama and he who gave his name were born in current Nakanohama, Tosashimizu-shi as child of fisherman later in 1827.

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As for the The Statue of John Mung, unveiling ceremony was held in July, 1968 (Showa 43).

Compasses and triangle are grasped in hand of bronze statue. It is indispensable to voyage and surveying.

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It is apparent that there was eye opening of Ryoma Sakamoto from experience of Manjiro including life, way of thinking in democratic thought and foreign country.
Besides, Manjiro had a great influence on great man, Taisuke Itagaki, Chomin Nakae, Yataro Iwasaki of Tosa.
Bronze statue of Manjiro nestles on the Cape Ashizuri tip as if we fix our eyes on the world sea which oneself sailed earlier of the Pacific.

The 38th Fudasho (sacred site for pilgrimage) Kongofukuji Temple

[the last update date: on January 6, 2016]

The 38th Fudasho (sacred site for pilgrimage) Kongofukuji Temple

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The 38th the southernmost Fudasho (sacred site for pilgrimage) of Shikoku.
In 822 (Konin 13), it is the Emperor Saga
By no emperor's behest, Kobo-daishi was made as the man himself in The Kannon having three faces and one thousand arms in 823 (Konin 14).
son* of the Imperial Family and feudal lord is thick in emperor's behest place of the each generation Emperor, and many cultural assets are informed by the precincts Tahoto, 13 stone pagodas, tower of praying for the souls of premature death.

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Two Deva kings meet at entrance.

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The main hall of a Buddhist temple

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 Distance from Fudasho (sacred site for pilgrimage) to Fudasho (sacred site for pilgrimage) is long, and, in hallowed ground of "Tosa, the dojo of religious austerities″, the distance to Kongofukuji Temple is far.

 It is approximately 90km from the 37th Fudasho (sacred site for pilgrimage) Iwamoto temple
 It is approximately 60km to the 39th Fudasho (sacred site for pilgrimage) deferred light temple

Reference is this!
Kongofukuji Temple

Ashizuri Subtropical Botanical Garden

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Ashizuri Subtropical Botanical Garden

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Botanical garden where approximately 500 kinds of subtropical zones including below and cycad, trees and plants of mild climate grow thick mainly on plant growing wild in national forest of Ashizuri peninsula.
The tropical mood is plentiful!

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※There is no parking lot.
 We park in Kongofukuji Temple nearby and walk.

Rate: Free of charge
Visit time: [8:00-17:00]
 ※As it is uninhabited facility, as for the visit time, there is not in particular, but recommends daytime visit to darken after 17:00.
Regular Holiday: Nothing

The headman's office of Ashizuri ward, management seems to be entrusted with by Shimanto Forest Ranger's Office.

Reference is this!
 The headman's office of Ashizuri ward TEL: 0880-88-0004

Hakusandoumon Sea Cave

[the last update date: on January 6, 2016]

Hakusandoumon Sea Cave

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Sea cave at the Cape Ashizuri tip.
Big wave of the Pacific rushing violently empties 16m in height, 17m in width, big hole of 15m in depth into big rocky mountain.
We received designation of natural monument of Kochi with biggest in Japan grade in cave opening made of granite in 1953.
Through promenade, we go down stairs and can go immediately to neighborhood!
 ※We recommend that we go with sneakers.

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Scenery from the sea can consider that we use ferryboat for anglers, too.

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We can see from "John Mung Footbath" in parking lot opposite side of Hotel Tsubaki-so!

※As you are very dangerous at the time of bad weather, please refrain from deno visits close at hand.

Detailed information of "John Mung Footbath" is ⇒ html from this

Reference is this!
Tosashimizu City Hall

John Mung Footbath Vewing Hakusan Doumon Rock Arch

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John Mung Footbath Vewing Hakusan Doumon Rock Arch

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We opened in April, 2009 (Heisei 21)!

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The magnificent Pacific opening under my nose and natural monument of prefecture can look around appointed Hakusandoumon Sea Cave in front immediately even if we sit where from footbathing that became stepped.

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Footbath seating capacity is approximately 30 people.
There is bench beside footbath, too, and approximately 12 people can sit down.

We get off to the shore and can go until at hand of Hakusandoumon Sea Cave!

Detailed information of Hakusandoumon Sea Cave from ⇒ this

Location: Cape Ashizuri (In front of Hakusandoumon Sea Cave)
Business Hours: From 8:00 to 19:00
※Regular Holiday: On Wednesday
Charge: Free (we sell ※ towel for 100 yen.)
Parking lot :Available
    ※There is municipal parking lot in opposite side across road (20)

Reference is this!
Ashizuri hot spring meeting

Cape Ashizuri / Observatory Anemone [sacred place for - lovers -]

[the last update date: on January 6, 2016]

Observatories in Ashizuri Thermae site, ◆Sacred place for lovers ◆It is chosen ni!

"Cape Ashizuri / Observatory Anemone"
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Located at the hill of Cape Ashizuri, it is vast panorama of the Pacific under eyes!
We lock everlasting love, and how about when we promise bond of two people? At stand in Ashizuri Thermae, we sell key.

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On day when we took photograph, it was weather that feeling was really good for.
↑We want to be absent from work if we go in Cape Ashizuri on such a day!

As for "the Ashizuri Thermae," "way of camellia" is along Cape Ashizuri.
When we come to Shikoku Pilgrimage Kongofukuji Temple and Cape Ashizuri Lighthouse, observatories, what I did when at first we drop in?

Sacred place for lovers project↓

Ashizuri Thermae↓
http://www.terume .com

Tohjindaba Site

[the last update date: on January 6, 2016]

Tohjindaba Site

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When turn right from the neighborhood of way point of way (old Sky Line) of camellia toward Ashizuri peninsula from Tosashimizu city area; at approximately 2km "Tojindaba Site" (toujindaba)
ni arrives. Photograph is Chinese and Korean people stone huge stone group.
Exposure and piling up of rock soul are seen in this Ashizuri peninsula southern coast whole area in granite.

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A lot of stone implement and sherd that we run at one corner in early (about B.C. 5000) Yayoi period in Jomon period of coastal terrace close to the tip of Ashizuri peninsula are exhumation.
There is Toujiniwa which a certain huge stone bristles with as for sequence and 6-7 meters in height of stone thought to be circle of stone in the whole area; of huge civilization in the ancient times
It is said whether it is trace.

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In addition, there is dude ranch, and stone is put in Tohjindaba Park got close to as park to surround park.
From Tohjindaba Park, Toujiniwa huge stone group mushrooming in mountain looks like photograph.
"Usubae Cherry Blossom Park" appears to Matsuo area villages such as "Unomisaki Point" when it falls from Tohjindaba Park more.

Habitat of Ako(Parasitic Genus Fig Plant) in Matsuo

[the last update date: on January 6, 2016]

Habitat of Ako(Parasitic Genus Fig Plant) in Matsuo

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We are proud of neighborhood 9m, height of the tree 25m, 300 years years old, and Ako of Matsuo area is appointed to natural monument of country in 1921.
There are bench and arbor for visitor near and is healed very much.

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It is big tree of Ako in this the precincts of Matsuo Shrine that subtropical plants grow thick around Cape Ashizuri, and can say representative.
Tree which lets Ako is parasitic on parent tree with evergreen of the moraceous plant fig genus and drips patience and finally covers parent tree exhaustively and wither and die.

There is rare "Ako holding stone" which held stone in the beach of the port east side of Matsuo area district.

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