Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Retreat in Kochi ④-Tengu Kogen

Let’s get out of the scorching town and up to the highland resort in the sky!

Tengu Kogen is located to the east of the Shikoku Karst (altitude 1,400m), where it can be as much as 6 to 8 degrees centigrade cooler than it is in Kochi city. There you can see vast meadows and cattle in green pastures. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the Ishizuchi mountain range, and when the weather is fine, you can even see the Pacific Ocean.

Driving up there, it is as if you are soaring above the clouds – it’s fantastic! It is also nice to take a stroll along the walking trail comprised of wood chips from Japanese cypresses. This trail is called the “Therapy Road”, and strolling along it you can take in views of the alpine plants and fresh aromas, as you forget about the stresses in your daily lives. At night, you’ll see a wonderful starry sky and you may even spot a falling star or two.

It takes just 2 hours to drive from Kochi City. Get the coolest summer up at Tengu Kogen in Tsuno Town!

Taken from vol.42  published in July 2011 Tosa Tea Edition
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