Local Area Information
mountains and sky
Otsuki Town, the westernmost tip of Kochi Prefecture, in Hata District. Designated as Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park centered on the coastal area. We are proud to present the superb scenic spots starting with Kashiwajima Island, a place where you can encounter crystal clear blue sea and multi-colored coral reefs, Kashinishi Coast, Odoyama Observatory and many other. Otsuki is the home of pure ‘colorful scenery’, where the lush greenery reflects amidst the sea colors and the mountains contrast toward the blue sky. Otsuki Town in Hata Region is said to be the area farthest from Tokyo. Would that not be a perfect reason to visit Otsuki and feel its intact beautiful scenery, charming culture and exquisite cuisine?
Experience & Entertainment
Otsuki offers abundant nature enjoyment to your heart’s content as well as a variety of experience and activities in natural environment. Snorkeling, sea kayaking, surf fishing and other fun activities are available at the coastline area, while the Kashiwajima Island is known to be one of the prime diving spots in Japan. The camping areas along the coastline are very popular among our guests indulging in swimming in the sea and other marine activities during the summer. Guided walking tours through the scenic spots at the seaside, rides with a cruise ship or natural environment experience such as picking local fruit at tourist farms and many other fun experiences await you in Otsuki.
Just like paradise. Island surrounded by crystal clear emerald green waters, making it look like a “ship floating in the air”, an island boasting magnificent views. Also, popular as a diving site.
Bentenjima Island, the symbol of Kashinishi Coast reachable only at low tide. Kashinishi Coast is a favorite spot for family vacation, offering sea kayaking and other on the shore games as well as an abundance of fun indulging in marine leisure activities.
Wind power generation facility offering a magnificent view of the wind turbines set in a row as if they were looking down at the sea and the mountains.
Ohorayama Wind Farm.
If you want to see Kashiwajima Island and Odo Coast this is the place to be! Odoyama Observatory, the prominent scenic location for 360-degree panorama views of Otsuki.
The figure standing at the Odo Coast cliffs resembles the Kannon Bosatsu, the Goddess of Mercy. These sacred rocks are famous for a legend saying they reflected an image of a sailing ship offshore in ancient times.
Oman-no-taki amidst glorious scenery. A site conveying the sad story giving the place its name.
Kashiwajima Island viewing spot on a par with Odoyama Observatory! Issai-toge Rest Area offers so much more than just a rest.
Coastline nature stretching from Ashizuri to Otsuki and Uwakai Sea, Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park, designated as a park of national significance boasting with a myriad of tourist attractions.
Legendary wild cherry that is known to “fully bloom at full moon”, and has been extensively researched by dr. Tomitaro Makino, a renowned botanist during his lifetime.
The work of Masayuki Nagare, a world-renowned sculptor, A park on a hill overlooking the sea bearing the name “ Kumogatsuji”.