The Kochi restaurant offers a terrace that “floats” on the Pacific Ocean

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TOSA-SHIMIZU, Kochi Prefecture–Guests wanting a table with a perfect ocean view should check out an Italian restaurant with a terrace that looks like it’s floating on the ocean.

The new terrace opens on Azzurrissimo Restaurant in Cape Ashizurimisaki on the southernmost tip of Shikoku Island.

Converted from a disused 25-meter swimming pool, the terrace juts out some 30 meters into the Pacific Ocean, revealing the silhouettes of cargo ships, tankers and other vessels on the sea’s horizon.

Located in the Hotel TheMana Village, Azzurrissimo offers food made with many local ingredients.

The 80-seat restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine prepared by four chefs using fish from the Shimantogawa River, vegetables and other local ingredients.

One of the most popular dishes is the brick oven pizza, which is completed in or around the Golden Week holiday season of late April to early May.

An Italian pizza maker will also work in the restaurant.

The hotel is operated by Tokyo-based Catalyst, which has taken over the management of the Ashizuri Hotel Pacific Hanatsubaki to reopen the property as an overnight resort property where guests can enjoy outdoor activities.

The hotel changed its name to TheMana Village. The word “TheMana” comes from “zamana” which means “extraordinary” in the Hata dialect and “mana” which means “spiritual energy” in Hawaiian.

The restaurant is open for lunch (11:00 – 15:00) and dinner.

For reservations and inquiries, visit the official website at (https://www.ashizuri.com/).

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