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Explore the Natural Beauty, History, and Farm Life of Nishiyama Plateau


Nishiyama Plateau, nestled in Kochi Prefecture, Japan, offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, rich history, and the tranquil countryside life of local farmers. If you’re looking for a delightful way to immerse yourself in this enchanting region, there’s a fantastic guided tour just for you.

What to Expect
This guided tour allows you to leisurely explore the wonders of Nishiyama Plateau while engaging in casual conversations with your friendly guide. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the secrets of the plateau’s nature, its fascinating history, and gain insights into the daily lives of the local farming communities. The tour promises a delightful mix of education and entertainment.

Highlights of the Tour
After the guided exploration, you’ll have the chance to partake in a hands-on experience – digging up the region’s renowned specialty, Satsumaimo (sweet potatoes). There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of unearthing these delicious gems from the rich earth of Nishiyama Plateau. And that’s not all – the tour includes a charming lunch picnic against the backdrop of the expansive Pacific Ocean. It’s an unparalleled way to savor both the stunning vistas and local flavors with your fellow tour participants.

Event Details
Organizer: Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark “Mamoru Team”
Dates: November 19, 2023 (Sunday) and November 26, 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 10:00 AM onwards (approximately 3 hours)
Location: Nishiyama Plateau, Muroto City, Kochi Prefecture
Meeting Point: Kiragawa Machinami Parking Lot #2 (3947 Kira River Town, Muroto City)
Transportation: Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to the plateau.

– ¥3,000 per person (Includes guided tour and 2 sweet potato bundles)
– ¥1,000 per elementary school student (Same inclusions as above)
– Children not yet in school can join for free when accompanied by a parent, with 2 sweet potato bundles.
– An additional ¥500 per bundle for those who want to dig up more sweet potatoes.

What to Bring
– Bags for carrying your sweet potatoes
– Work gloves (Vinyl gardening gloves are recommended)
– A packed lunch for the picnic
– Drinks
– Comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing

Group Size
– Minimum: 2 participants
– Maximum: Up to 15 participants (first-come, first-served)

Contact Information
For inquiries and bookings, please reach out to the Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark Center at 0887-23-1610 or via email at info@muroto-geo.jp.

Booking Form
You can also make a reservation through the online booking form at [https://forms.gle/AmpW9mbZ7z9TfygQ7](https://forms.gle/AmpW9mbZ7z9TfygQ7) or by calling 0887-23-1610.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to explore Nishiyama Plateau, uncover sweet potato treasures, and enjoy a picturesque picnic with fellow nature enthusiasts. Book your spot today and get ready for a day of adventure and relaxation in one of Kochi’s hidden gems.