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Ashizuri district

Cape Ashizuri, Cape Ashizuri Lighthouse

We evaluate two stars in Michelin green guide japon

"Cape Ashizuri" and "view from Cape Ashizuri" are equal in tourist guide book "Michelin green guide japon" which Michelin issues and are evaluated two star (★★)


Location: Ashizurimisaki, Tosashimizu-shi
Usubae, at the southernmost cape of Shikoku and the west of the cape, is the only place in the whole country where Black Stream current hits directly. There is two places of observatories, in both, view is 270 degrees. Overlooking the horizon like arch, we realize the earth is round.

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The Statue of John Mung

Location: Ashizurimisaki, Tosashimizu-shi
John Manjiro is the first Japanese man who had been to the United States 150 and more years before. After having learned surveying or navigation, he went back to Japan, which had closed its doors to the outside world in this time, and left great achievement for the Japanese daybreak or international exchanges.

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Shikoku Pilgrimage 38th Fudasho (sacred site for pilgrimage) Kongofukuji Temple

Location: Ashizurimisaki, Tosashimizu-shi
The 38th the southernmost Fudasho (sacred site for pilgrimage) of Shikoku.
In 822 (the 13th year of Konin), the Emperor Saga ordered, and Kobo-Daishi built Kongohukuji Temple enshrining Three-faced and Thousand-armed Kannon as the principal image in 833 (the 14th year of Konin).

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Hakusandoumon Sea Cave

Location: Ashizurimisaki, Tosashimizu-shi
Standing at 16 meters tall and over 17 meters wide, it is designated a national monument.
It is the most biggest sea cave in Japan, and has the boardwalk leading to the shore.

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Hakusandoumon Sea Cave Observation Deck and Manjiro Footbath

Location: Cape Ashizuri (In front of Hakusandoumon Sea Cave)
You can overlook the magnificent Pacific Ocean and Hakusandoumon Sea Cave which is designated a national monument from everywhere you sit down in the steeped foot bath.

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Tohjindaba Site

Location: Tosashimizu City
There is the dude ranch. Stones are put surrounding the Tojindaba Park.

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Usubae

Location: Matsuo, Tosashimizu-shi
It is the cape that Black Stream comes alongside the pier first in Japan. Accompanying the vortex, intense flow is really magnificent. Its shoreline beauty is particularly excellent in Ashizuri-Uwa Kai National Park, and it is known as Mecca of surf-fishing in the whole country and is used for the movie set of "Tsuribaka Nisshi".

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Nakahama (John Manjiro Birth Place)

Location: Tosashimizu City
It is monument in birth place of Manjiro.
It was built in commemoration of 150 years of Manjiro's homecoming anniversary.
It has the photograph of Manjiro's face, and the image of ship is put on the base.

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Nakahama (John Manjiro's Home [Reconstruction])

Location: Tosashimizu City
It was restored to the original state by donations gathered by the work of volunteer in Tosashimizu-shi. Designed based on the photograph of the existing birthplace's pictures, it is the Japanese-style single-story wooden building with a thatched roof.

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Ashizuri Subtropical Botanical Garden

Location: Tosashimizu City
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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Cape Ashizuri Cape Ashizuri Observatory Anemone

Location: The Ashizuri Thermae site
Observatories in Ashizuri Thermae site is chosen in "sacred place for lovers"!
Located at the hill of Cape Ashizuri, it is vast panorama of the Pacific under eyes!

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Habitat of Ako(Parasitic Genus Fig Plant) in Matsuo

Location: Matsuo, Tosashimizu-shi
We are proud of 9 meter around, height of the tree 25m, 400 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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Tatsukushi district

Tatsukushi Sea Area Park glass boat

Location: Tatsukushi, Tosashimizu-shi
There is the community of shikorosango underwater which seems to be the biggest in Japan. We can observe the beautiful underwater in the glass boat.

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Tatsukushi Sea Area Park

Location: Tatsukushi, Tosashimizu-shi
It was located in Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park, and Gulf of Tatsukushi that formed subtropical zone-like underwater scenery with coral and gorgeous fish was appointed as the first underwater park in Japan in 1970 (Showa 45).
[name (amendment to a law) more official than 2010 Tatsukushi Sea Area Park]

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Tatsukushi-minokoshi-kigan Park "Tatsukushi Shore"

Location: Tatsukushi, Tosashimizu-shi
Magnificent scenery of rare scenic beauty strangely shaped rocks continuing in Sakurahama Beach from Sea Gallery.
We can thoroughly enjoy the molding beauty of valuable overwhelming nature geologically.

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Tatsukushi-minokoshi-kigan Park "Minokoshi Shore"

Location: Tatsukushi, Tosashimizu-shi
At difficult place that had Kobo-daishi left unseen, we pass in glass boat. There is promenade and is scenery of force not to be able to overlook including rock of mermaid palace and love.

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Ashizuri Underwater Observation Tower

Location: Tatsukushi, Tosashimizu-shi
White and red building to stand erectly on the west, the sea of Tatsukushi Coast. As everyday wear, we can see the whole sea of Tatsukushi easily.

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Kochi Prefectural Ashizuri Kaiyokan Aquarium

Location: Tatsukushi, Tosashimizu-shi
Breeds and displays is doing approximately 150 kinds, 3,000 points mainly on fish inhabiting under the theme of "Fish in the sea of Tosa and Kuroshio Current" around Ashizuri peninsula.

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Sea Gallery (Tosashimizu City Shellfish Pavilion)

Location: Tatsukushi, Tosashimizu-shi
Including Langford's Cowry, Hirase's Cowry, Nihon Takara named The three precious cowries of Japan, it is shellfish pavilion displaying approximately 3,000 kinds of 80,000 points to 1 mm or less thing with small thing more than 1m with big thing.

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Sakurahama Beach

Location: Tatsukushi, Tosashimizu-shi

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Tsumajiro Campsite

Location: Tatsukushi, Tosashimizu-shi
It is in lawn open space of Tsumajiro Coast which coral reef can swim and is fully equipped with warm and cool water shower cooking ridge, flush lavatory.

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Others

Ashizuri Sea Station

Location: 303, Yorou, Tosashimizu-shi
It is compound model facility at port of Ashizuri of the Tosashimizu city area west. There is John-mung Museum, and there is sightseeing information corner, too. On consecutive holiday, event may be held.

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John-mung Museum

Location: 303, Yorou, Tosashimizu-shi
We display person who left the name in the history of the United States of America as Japanese in John-mung Museum very first, many documents, mementos about John Mung.

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Okinohama Beach

Location: Oki, Tosashimizu-shi
The beautiful shore representing curve that pure white sandy beach and green forest pass to 1.5km, and is slow. Granite of Cape Ashizuri erodes distantly, and the beautiful sand was carried, and is good for view in the opening as the east entrance of Ashizuri national park.

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Iburi Center, a Biological Research Station of the Osaka Kaiyukan

Location: Iburi, Tosashimizu-shi
Facility to supply fish or manta, Whale Shark which get on Kuroshio Current, and make an excursion to aquarium "Kaiyukan" in Osaka. We check health condition of fish which hung over fixed shore net and train population breeding.

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Kanaezaki Point, Kanaezaki Point lighthouse

We are in the middle of going from Tatsukushi to Otsuki Town at Route 321, and lighthouse of white wall is seen on the sheer cliff. This lighthouse is built in 1911 and is still active lighthouse leaving remains at the time.

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