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Featured Experience on our Southern Japan Tours vacation series.
Located along the Yoshino River in Iya Valley is Oboke Gorge, a popular nature spot in the Tokushima Prefecture. The turquoise colored river runs through a ravine and is known for the stunning
Vine Bridges that run through it as well as the beautiful foliage and nature. Enjoyed year-round, the gorge is a popular spot for outdoor activities in Japan with many coming for hiking, rafting, canyoning, or riding on sightseeing boats.
The area is also recommended to enjoy the fall leaves during the cooler Autumn months. Close to the Gorge is
Lapi Oboke, a rest area and museum for guests who want to take a break and learn about yokai or Japanese spirits. There is also a gem museum at the rest stop for the traveling geology enthusiast to enjoy.
One of the most popular ways people enjoy the beauty of Oboke Gorge is with white-water rafting. Some of the top rafting competitions are held in Shikoku, including the 2017 World Rafting Championships. If rafting isn't your speed, you can still enjoy the waters of Oboke Gorge during a scenic river boat ride. The Yoshino River is lauded for it's beauty, as is the nature along one of Japan's Three Hidden Mountain Ranges. Japan Deluxe Tours highly recommends taking a river boat during the autumn season to enjoy the crisp colors of the river and gorge.
If you are a fan of rafting, Japan Deluxe Tours recommends adding Oboke Gorge to your vacation with our excellent post-stay options in Osaka. Ask your travel agent about our affordable discounts and offers for your dream trip to Japan during the next Cherry Blossom holidays or fall foliage season!
Shikoku's Second Longest River
Heavenly rock cave featuring gorgeous waterfalls and daunting rock formations
The Iya Valley region is one of the large
Beautiful Wife & Husband Waterfalls of Tokushima
Waterfall Beautiful All Four Seasons and Illuminated in the Summer
Unique sight created by water movement between high and low tides
Most Famous Dance Festival in Japan - Awa Odori
Largest suspension bridge for pedestrians in Japan with spectacular scenery