[Tosa-Shimizu City, Kochi Prefecture] Introduction to the highlights of Cape Ashizuri (Tengu-no-hana Observatory Edition)

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``Tengu no Hana'' is a hidden scenic spot on the east side of Cape Ashizuri Observation Deck. We will introduce Tengu-no-hana Observatory, which reopened in December 2023, and how to access it.

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Hello everyone. This is the Tosashimizu City Tourism Association.

In the second part of our series introducing the highlights of Cape Ashizuri, we will introduce the Tengu-no-hana Observatory.

The Tengu-no-hana Observatory is located to the northeast of the Ashizuri-misaki Observatory, and it may be a little more difficult to find than the Ashizuri-misaki Observatory.

I think many people will leave without stopping by.

However, Tengu-no-hana is a spectacular spot that is just as good as the Cape Ashizuri Observatory, so we hope you will stop by.

I would like to introduce its charm to you.

About Tengu no Hana Observatory

It is located near the southern tip of the Ashizuri Peninsula, about 150m northeast of the Ashizuri Cape Observatory.

This allows you to see the steep cliffs on which the Cape Ashizuri Observatory stands, as well as the Cape Ashizuri Lighthouse from a different angle.

In addition, the facility will be renovated in December 2023, and various new benches will be installed.

It has been transformed into a perfect spot to take a break while enjoying the spectacular view.

Overview of Tengu no Hana Observatory

Tengu-no-hana Observatory is open 24 hours a day, free of charge.

However, unlike the Cape Ashizuri Observatory, which is easily accessible from the parking lot,

Even the shortest route requires walking for just under 10 minutes along an unlit promenade.

There is a risk of accidents during dark hours, so we recommend visiting during daylight hours.


The parking lot is shared with Kongofukuji Temple and other facilities at Cape Ashizuri.

Parking is free, but there are only about 20 parking spaces available.

It may not be available during busy periods such as consecutive holidays, Obon, and the New Year holidays.

There is a large parking lot called the East Parking Lot a short distance away, which you can also use.

However, if you use the east side parking lot, Tengu-no-hana Observatory is closer.

It might be a good idea to see this first and then head towards Cape Ashizuri Observatory.

About the toilets

There are no toilets near Tengu-no-hana Observatory.

Please use the public toilets in the square in front of the John Manjiro statue at the entrance, or in the parking lot in front of Kongofukuji Temple.

How to get to Tengu-no-hana Observatory

There are several routes to Tengu-no-hana Observatory.

Here are some routes to choose from.

The route to the left from the entrance to Cape Ashizuri Observatory

The most popular route is the one that goes to the left from the entrance to Cape Ashizuri Observatory.

There are some steps and a slight gradient, but overall it is an easy route to follow.

This is the closest route from Cape Ashizuri Parking Lot, and from the fork you can reach Tengu-no-hana Observatory in about 7 to 8 minutes.

A promenade that can be accessed directly from the prefectural road

From the parking lot on the east side of Cape Ashizuri, take Prefectural Route 27 heading towards Cape Ashizuri.

There are three entrances with direct access to the trails.

(The intervals are about 100m.)

There are guide signs and markers like this at each entrance.

(First entrance)

(Second entrance)

(The third entrance)

If you enter from the first or second route, you will have to climb some stairs along the way.

Therefore, if you are worried about climbing stairs, it is best to enter the promenade from the third entrance.

Please note that the prefectural road is narrow and does not have a sidewalk.

About the walking trail

Basically, there is no danger

The walking path is covered in moss in some places, so please be careful when it rains.

Please note that there are no lights, so try not to go during dark hours.

nearby information

Billot Growing Grounds

There are places along the route where the tropical plant, Lilo, grows naturally.

I would like to explain this as well at some point.

Monument to the Crown Prince's poem

This monument is inscribed with a poem that was composed at a poetry gathering in 1977, when the Emperor was still Crown Prince.

It is located very close to Tengu-no-hana Observatory.


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Access by car

The Ashizuri Cape Parking Lot is about 20 minutes from Tosashimizu city center via Prefectural Route 27.

The east parking lot is about 500m further on.

The only one-way lane route for the entire section is the westbound route of Prefectural Route 27 (towards Nakahama and Ohama).

It can also be accessed from the eastbound Prefectural Route 27 (towards Kubotsu).

Please be aware that there are several places along the way where the road becomes very narrow.

As mentioned above, the main parking lot has limited capacity.

If the parking lot is full, please do not park on the shoulder of the road, but go to the "Ashizuri Cape East Parking Lot."

Access by public transport

About 15 minutes on foot from Kochi Southwest Bus "Ashizuri Misaki" stop

*If you want to use the promenade, it is closer to get off at the Ashizuri Higashiguchi bus stop.

About 30 minutes by car from Tosashimizu city

Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes ride from Shimanto City (Tosa Kuroshio Railway Nakamura Station)

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The Hata region of Kochi Prefecture is located at the southwestern tip of Shikoku, and is a peninsula that juts out into the Pacific Ocean, facing Tosa Bay to the east and Bungo Channel to the west. It is made up of three cities, two towns, and one village: Hara Village. It is a natural powerhouse rich in blessings, including the nationally famous Shimanto River and Cape Ashizuri, the blessings of the Kuroshio Current that flows along the coast, and the blessings of mountains that boast the largest area of ​​forests in the country.

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