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Muroto Misaki (Muroto Cape)

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Published 12/10/2015

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A surreal coastline awaits you at far-off Muroto. The road east from Kochi follows a rugged shoreline cut by inlets and indentations along a landscape out of Dr. Seuss, where the Pacific Black Current has shaped enormous terraces going down to the sea. A concrete promenade lets you walk the farthest tip of sea-sculpted land, where detailed signs in English explain local geography and history.

Muroto Cape is a 2½-hour drive along the coast road. To get here by public transportation, take a 1½-hour train ride to Nahari Station on the private Tosa Kuroshio train (¥1,330), and a one-hour bus ride from there (¥1,200).

Muroto Dorufin Senta. Children love the Muroto Dolphins Center, where you can swim with these intelligent mammals. The full experience costs ¥8,400 for adults and ¥5,400 for kids, though prices are discounted from November through February. If you just want to watch dolphins swim in their tanks, the fee is ¥435. The center is off Route 55 on the western side of the peninsula, a five-minute walk from Muroto Eigyosho bus stop, 50 minutes past Nahari Station. (6810–162 Ugeihama, Muroto Misaki-cho. 0887/22–1245. Daily 10–4.)

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Muroto City, Kochi-ken, Japan

Published 12/10/2015


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