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Tatsukushi coast

Tatsukushi coastMap around Ashizuri Tatsukushi is a coast with strange rocks, and is located to the west of central Tosa-Shimizu city.
And it is located about 20 km west-northwest of Cape Ashizuri.

Around this coast, sandstone and mudstone has been deposit alternating layers.
And erosion by waves has created the strange and unique rocks.
Especially "Ootake-kotake" (means "Large and small bamboos") are the symbolic rocks in Tatsukushi coast, and they look like big bamboos.
Along the coast, a walking trail is set up.

There is Minokoshi coast about 2.5 km south of Tatsukushi.
It is on the west side of a small peninsula, and we can visit only by pleasure boat from Tatsukushi.
This coast also has many strange rocks.
But unlike Tatsukushi coast, Minokoshi's rocks has many folds and holes like honeycomb. So the impression of the scenery is softer than Tatsukushi.

"Minokoshi" means "to leave without seeing".
The name comes from leaving without seeing this strange scenery during the high priest Kuukai's travel of ascetic training.

The sea around Tatsukushi is designated as a national marine park.
There is an underwater observation tower to the west of Tatsukushi coast.
The enormous warm current flows near Shikoku Island, so we can see corals and tropical fishes.

How to get to here

By route bus

  1. From Nakamura station (Shimanto city), about 1 hour to Tosa-Shimizu bus terminal.
  2. Change to the bus to Sukumo. From Tosa-Shimizu, about 20 minutes to Tatsukushi.

Tatsukushi coast
By Kochi Visitors and Convention Association
Strange rocks
Pleasure boat to Minokoshi Rocks in Minokoshi
Underwater observation tower Sea around Tatsukushi

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