Tsuno, Kochi

33 A Starry Sky So Close You Can Almost Reach It! Tengu Kogen’s starry sky

Situated in the east of Shikoku Karst at an altitude of 1,300 meters is Tengusou, where, with no ambient light around, you can see the starry skies throughout the seasons. The number of stars in the night sky will astonish you. When conditions are good, you may even see Gamma Crucis (the top star) of the constellation Crux, visible only in the south of Southern Kyushu. With no manmade objects obstructing the view, you can enjoy the scenery from your guest room or from the baths. There are also telescopes, hammocks, benches with heaters built so you can observe the heavens, along with nightly guides to the starry skies so you can enjoy the view even more.

A Starry Sky So Close You Can Almost Reach It! Tengu Kogen’s starry sky

View Spot

Tengusou Highland House

Tengusou Highland House


Access map to View Spot
  • Approx. 1 hour 15 min by car from Susaki-Higashi IC
  • Approx. 1 hour 10 min by car from JR Susaki Station
  • Approx. 2 hours by car from Kochi Ryoma Airport
  • Approx. 1 hour 55 min by car from Kochi New Port


Tengusou Highland House

Tel: 0889-62-3188
Address: 4921-22 Yoshiuno, Tsuno-cho, Takaoka-gun, Kochi
Hours: Check-in: 15:00, Check-out: 10:00, Restaurant: 10:00 to 15:00 Stargazing in summer from 20:00, in winter from 19:30 (about 30 min) In rainy weather, the night sky will be explained using video inside the hotel.
Fees: Starting at ¥9,900 per night, Stargazing free of charge
Closed: The 2nd Tuesdays and Wednesdays of June and December
Parking: 200 spaces (free of charge)

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