Here, we present Shimanto-Ashizuri activity plans,
including river and marine activities.

Nature Activities

Ashizuri Coast Discovery Walk and Boat Cruise

  • 自転車で移動 鵜の岬
  • 海から見る足摺岬
  • 白山神社
  • 臼碆
  • 白山洞門
  • 足摺岬展望台
Walk, Bike and Boat Cruise in The Adventure Tour
Gather at the statue of the first japanese man to visit the United states, John Manjiro. At 14 years old, his small fishing boat wrevked off the Ashizuri Coast and he was picked up by an American ship captain. But Japan's most famous "accidental tourist" actually ended up changing Japan!

Starting the tour at the mountaintop look out, you can see exactly how the big waves and ragged coast could easily prove too much for a small boat, and also how the busy shipping lane further out would have brought help to the flailing fisherman. Your guide will then take you through a camellia tunnel, show you the lighthouse, teach you about the 7 mysteries of the area and then continue with a beautiful walk along the coast.
And then you'll ride a boat for a sea view of the coastline. Afterwards, we will take a break at a small cafe with a view of the ocean, and then walk or ride our bikes to the coast, which looks like a power spot.

★Details of Tour★
Meet at the statue of John Manjiro at Cape Ashizuri, and then head up to the viewing platform on the southern most tip of Shikoku, from where you can enjoy a panoramic 270 degrees view of the horizon.
Next, your guide will lead you through a camellia tunnel, and tell you about the seven wonders of Cape Ashizuri. The walk continues for about 60 minutes and takes in Cape Ashizuri Lighthouse and Hakusan Cave (the largest granite cave in Japan) on the way to Isa Fishing Port.
From here, you will ride a boat to view the coastline from the sea. (lsa Fishing Port - Lighthouse - Tohruma Sunset Cave - Matsuo Fishing Port)
At Matsuo Fishing Port, you will stop for lunch at the cozy CAFE 69 LOG, which overlooks the port.
After lunch, the tour will continue on foot to Matsuo village where you can see the unique lifestyle of the local area. After the walk in the village, then we will enjoy the cycling through the forest along the coast. You can also observe the shrine built on a granite rock, and enjoy scenic views from the viewing platform. The tour will end at Ryugu Shrine, which sits on a rocky outcropping at Cape Usubae.
On the way back, we'll ride our bikes back to the point where we started the tour.

Plan contents

Acceptance period
All year round
* Online reservations can be made from 3 months to 30 days before the date of the plan.
single person: 27,000yen
Per person for 2 or more people: 18,000yen
Participation conditions
Must be able to walk at least 10km on your own
Time required
6hours 30minutes
Number of participants
Up to 10 people
Meeting place
The statue of John Manjiro at Cape Ashizuri (1349 Ashizurimisaki, Tosashimizu City, Kochi Prefecture)
Activity time
Meeting time :
8:30am or 10:15am
Days marked with ○ in the calendar are available for reservation. However, reservations are not immediately confirmed. The facility will review the details of your reservation and we will reply to you shortly.

Information on the day

Transportation service
From Nakamura Railway Station on the Tosa Kuroshio Line, it takes 110 mins by Kochi Seinan Bus. It is a 1-minute walk from Ashizuri-Misaki Bus Stop(nearest bus-stop for meeting point), the last stop on the Ashizuri-Misaki Line.
*If you take the 8:20am bus from Nakamura Station, you will arrive at Ashizuri-Misaki at 10:05am.
Of course, it would be easier to stay at a hotel in the Ashizuri area the day before and then participate in the tour!
*Please make use of the special Shimanto Ashizuri Bus Pass: https//
*If using the boat, the total walking distance is about 5km. If not using the boat it will be 8km. If riding bike, it is 12km(using bike on the way back)
*There are steps and hills on the way.
*The tour may be cancelled due to bad weather.
*The boat may be cancelled due to adverse weather or sea conditions.In that case,we will walk and use bike way.
Fees include
English guide fee, boat ticket, rental bike, travel insurance
Payment method
Payment in cash at the meeting place or by credit card in advance
Cancelation policies
Cancellation on the day of the event or no-show will be charged 100% of the fee, and cancellation on the day before the event will be charged 50% of the fee.


Hata Region Tourism Bureau
10-20 Ekimaecho, Shimanto, Kochi 787-0014
TEL:0880-31-0233  FAX:0880-31-0660
■ Business hours:
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.