Muroto Geopark

Muroto Geopark is one of the best places to travel in Muroto-shi, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for attractions, hours, access, map, spots nearby, and photos of Muroto Geopark posted by Japanese travelers in the know.[last modified: ]

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A Mysterious Tree At Muroto Geopark You Can Enjoy The Earth

You can enjoy and learn workings of the earth at Nuroto Geopark. A subtropical plant 'Akou' takes root on the earth and the branches stretch with strong power of life, you can see here. It's like a world of Ghibli movie 'Castle in the Sky'.◎It's approved as a UNESCO Global Geopark, which is rare among some geoparks in Japan. This tree is designated as a natural monument of the city.


The Nature's Art 'Turbidite' That Once In The Seafloor

The sand and mud were piled up, became the layered rock, then they had taken much time to be pushed up to the ground. This Turbidite is a place you can touch things once in the seafloor, and it's like an art of nature.◎The rocks are bigger than I thought, I can feel the energy of great nature.


Like Laputa! Akou Tree Holding Rocks

Just 30 seconds walk from the parking area. The walking path in Muroto Cape is an another world. There're rich growth of tropical plants, and the gloomy atmosphere is like a jungle. The impressive Akou tree, whose bare thick roots hide big rocks, gives us a mysterious feeling and power of nature.


2.6km Rocky Sidewalk Very Close To The Rough Seas

A rocky sidewalk in Geopark is as long as 2.6km along the sea. It seems to extend into the rocks, and sometimes the rough waves of the Pacific Ocean make you wet. Along the sidewalk, you can enjoy seeing various nature such as huge strange stones and subtropical plants.◎It extends from east to west as long as 2.6km, you can enter from both sides and enjoy its dynamic nature. There're many places to see, a place in connection with Kukai and a stone brings babies, so enjoy walking all around.


The Alternate Layer Turbidite From Which You Can Feel The Earth Power

The layer is 26 million years old. It is made of a sandstone and mudstone carried by the sea and rotated by 90 degrees after depositing. And you can feel a huge power from it.


Mikurodo Cave where Kukai Was Spiritually Awakened

A mysterious cave that was shaved by waves. You could experience the scene and sound that Kukai had seen and heard. Here is selected as one of the most beautiful sceneries in Japan.


A Special Natural Treasure Ficus Whose Roots Stretches Around The Earth Powerfully

Its roots stretches around like a spiderweb. It's a shrub to escape the typhoon and has an impressive power that spreads over us.


A Walk Of Rocky Reefs Where You Feel A Roar Of The Earth

A geopark has won the world recognition. You could feel the power of the earth from the rocks and the impressive power from the Pacific Ocean.


Magma Penetrating Rocks Formed Bishago Rock

The rock appearance of confronting the powerful waves of Pacific Ocean is magnificent and wonderful. And it's said that there is a tragedy of a rare beauty here.


Tengu Rock, A Japanese Art Made By The Nature

I'm sorry for the bad angle. A sharp rock looks like tengu (a Japanese specter whose nose is long). That's the art of the nature, isn't it?