December to February
The warm weather in winter is part of Muroto's southern charm.
Enjoy citrus fruit, bursting with vitamins, and sweet potatoes grown in rich red soil.
Bigfin reef squid, dried squid, amberjack, and mackerel are delicious this time of year
This is the season for sukiyaki, a traditional beef hot pot dish. In Muroto, an area with no cows, many areas have traditionally eaten mackerel sukiyaki.
Mejika (frigate tuna) sukiyaki was also eaten.
Mejika are most delicious in winter.
Spring Tourism Festival
Spring begins from Muroto!
Muroto's spring arrives the earliest in Japan.
This festival marks the beginning of spring and the beginning of the tourism season. Enjoy the early blooming nanohana (rapeseed blossoms) and taste local foods at this festival.
2000 Sakura Festival
Spring Begins with Muroto's Sakura
Spend the day under 2000 sakura trees, planted by Muroto residents, at one of the earliest sakura festivals in Japan. Early blooming sakura varieties are often in full bloom for this festival, held at the end of February each year. Enjoy sakura mochi and tea under the beautiful blossoms.
Cape Muroto Relay Race
Enjoy the Geopark from a different vantage point.
Seven-person teams run a 15.3-kilometer route circling Cape Muroto. A popular race, runners travel from all over Kochi to compete.