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Park Etiquette

In order for everyone to have a pleasant experience, the visitors to the national parks are advised to respect nature and observe the following:

  • Do not throw away any trash.
  • Do not pick wild flowers/damage plants.
  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • No hunting or fishing.
  • No smoking while walking.
  • Bonfires / recreational fires are only permitted in designated areas.
  • For the protection of sea turtles, vehicles and bonfires are not permitted on the sandy beaches of the Oki Coast and Shimonokae Beach.
  • The ocean abounds with poisonous living natures. Be sure to take extra care by having correct knowledge. E.g.: Aglaophenia whiteleggei, Cone snails, crown-of-thorns starfish, Toxopneustes pileolus, Hapalochlaena fasciata, and Diadema setosum.
  • Be sure to exercise care around the wildlife and monkeys of Nametoko and Kashima because they do not fear humans and will take your bags if they think you have food.

The regulation of private cars on Cape Ashizuri (vehicle access)

During the consecutive holidays in May, Obon holidays in August, and the New Year's holiday, the traffic restrictions on private cars are in place on Cape Ashizuri.