The tower, located inside Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park, is a huge 24-meter-tall observation tower standing in the water which is one of the clearest offshore areas in Shikoku. Inside the tower are an observation room above sea level and an underwater observation chamber from which visitors can see tropical fish gathering near the 7-meter-deep ocean floor and schools of fish that change in variety from season to season. Girella, porcupine fish and butterfly fish can be seen from the underwater observation room throughout the year. Visitors may be able to observe mass migrations of sardines and horse mackerels in winter through spring and a migration of barracudas in autumn as well as sea turtles and rays.
|Business Hours||9:00 to 17:00|
|Price||●900 yen per person for adults & 450 yen for children (aged 4 or older through senior high school students) |
●810 yen per person for adults & 400 yen for children in a group of at least 30 people
|Directions||●About a 45-minute drive from Nakamura Station on Tosa Kuroshio Railway|
●An 8-minute walk from “Ashizuri Kaiteikan-mae” bus stop (in front of Ashizuri Underwater Observation Tower) on Kochi Seinan Kotsu bus
●About a 90-minute drive from Shimantocho-Chuo Interchange on Kochi Expressway