Introduction to the Landforms and Geology of Japan

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Tei Mélange and Muroto
  -- Shimanto accretionary complex

Access

Spots introduced in this topic are located between Kochi and Cape Muroto.  It is easy to access to each spot from Kochi. In the Tokushima-Muroto route, the number of busses between Kannoura and Cape Muroto is fewer than that in the Kochi-Muroto route.


Fig. 7 Route from Kochi and Tokushima to Cape Muroto
Travel times between stations/bus stops vary according to transportation schedules.

Tei mélange (Nishibun fishing port): Get off at the Nishibun [西分] station on the Gomen-Nahari Line and walk to the port for 30 minutes (about 2 km). There is a sign indicating a way to Nishibun fishing port [西分漁港] on a road (Route 55) near the port. See a map here or on Page 2.

Kuromi: Take a bus for Muroto [室戸] or Kannoura [甲浦] if you approach from Nahari/Kochi or a bus for Aki [安芸] from Cape Muroto, and get off at the Kuromi-daini [黒耳第二] bus stop. The Kuromi beach is near the bus stop. See a map here or on Page 3.

Cape Gyodo: Take a bus for Muroto [室戸] or Kannoura [甲浦] if you approach from Nahari/Kochi or a bus for Aki [安芸] from Cape Muroto, and get off at the Shimurafudo [新村不動] bus stop. Cape Gyodo is near the bus stop. Also, walk from Kuromi to the cape (about 2 km). There is also good exposures of alternating beds of sand and mud on a beach behind a souvenir shop "Kiramesse Muroto [キラメッセ室戸]" between Kuromi and Cape Gyodo. See a map here or on Page 4.

Cape Muroto: Take a bus for Muroto [室戸] or Kannoura [甲浦] if you approach from Nahari/Kochi or a bus for Aki [安芸] from Kannoura/Tokushima, and get off at the Muroto-misaki [室戸岬] bus stop. There is an office of Muroto Geopark at the bus stop. You can get information on the Muroto area (map, accommodation, etc.) there. See a map here or on Page 5.

Transportation
JR lines: JR Shikoku
Gomen-Nahari Line: Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Bus: Kochi Tobu Kotsu (no English pages)

Other
Muroto Geopark website

References

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