Sky, Sea, and Mountains: A Tranquil Stay in Muroto
Connect with Shikoku’s history and beautiful coastline in a traditional Japanese guesthouse
Nestled in the eastern foothills of Cape Muroto in Kochi Prefecture, Sky and Sea Muroto is a lovingly-tended guesthouse, inspired by Shikoku's natural splendor and pilgrimage traditions. The village is itself located within the Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark, notable for its diverse geological formations, striking mountains, caves, and pristine coastline and sea.
Complete with a Japanese garden, this peaceful guesthouse is ideal for visitors looking to rest as they travel the route of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage, or as a space to simply soak in the beauty of the surrounding natural sanctuary. History buffs will enjoy exploring the nearby area. After all, it is here that Kobo Daishi (also known as Kū kai)—a renowned monk who founded Shingon Buddhism and the famous temple complex on Mt. Koya —is said to have reached enlightenment in a cave by the ocean.
Sky and Sea Muroto is a short stroll from the coast, boasting spectacular rock formations and magnificent sunrise and sunset vistas. Take time to explore and connect with the beauty of Japanese nature and the history of the region’s Buddhist traditions. Enjoy exceptional hospitality and delicious home cooked meals, lovingly prepared from locally sourced seasonal ingredients. At select times during the year, there are even opportunities to take cooking classes with culinary researcher Kurumi Arimoto. For an extra fee, relax in the Kura Lounge and enjoy alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and snacks in the stylish setting of a renovated traditional Japanese storehouse.
Sky and Sea Muroto offers a choice of four rooms, available in both Western and Japanese styles, each designed to reflect the bounties of Kochi Prefecture and inspired by the mountains, the sky, and the sea.
Access: Fly from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Kochi Ryoma Airport (about 1 hour and 20 minutes); the hotel is about 2 hours by car from the airport.
Sky and Sea Muroto
2752-1 Murotomisaki-cho, Muroto-shi, Kochi-ken
1 night, 2 days or more