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Oboke Koboke

Dangerous to Walk with Both Long or Short Strides?! A Secluded Area with Up-Close Views of Rapids and a Beautiful Canyon

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Canyon

“Oboke Koboke” is an about 8km-long canyon, created over 200 million years by the rapids of the Yoshino River that passes through the Shikoku Mountains, and the area has beautiful sculpturesque landscapes. It has been designated as a National Natural Monument as a precious location that showcases the origins of the Japanese archipelago and its beautiful landscape, including beautiful rock formations and V-shaped valleys.
Since long ago, it’s been said that the area is “dangerous to walk with both long or short strides.”

There are many unique experiences to enjoy here, including the “Oboke Canyon Sightseeing Boat” that takes you through the canyon’s beauty up close with a veteran boatman guide, and rafting, where you can enjoy a thrilling trip through the spectacular views while being splashed by the water in a rubber raft.

Furthermore, there is lots of “yokai” folklore in the area, and it has been certified as a place of “mysterious heritage” by the World Yokai Association. At the Oboke Michi-no-Eki there is a “Yokai Mansion,” which has displays on various yokai known from this area, and there are also various events held including a Yokai Night Walk. Nearby are the Iya Valley Onsen Village and “Kazura Bridge,” a thrilling bridge designated as one of Japan’s three mysterious bridges.

Highlights

  • A canyon with beautiful, sculpturesque landscape.
  • We recommend taking the Oboke Canyon Sightseeing Boat,” from which you can see the beauty of Oboke Canyon’s valleys up close.
  • Oboke Koboke, known as Japan’s #1 rapids, is one of the world’s most famous rafting locations.
  • At the Oboke Michi-no-Eki there is a “Yokai Mansion” that has displays on the various yokai known from this area.
  • We also recommend visiting both the Iya Valley Onsen Village and “Kazura Bridge,” one of Japan’s three mysterious bridges.

Photos

  • Heart-poundingly beautiful canyons

    Heart-poundingly beautiful canyons

  • Enjoy the beauty of the canyon up close from the sightseeing boat

    Enjoy the beauty of the canyon up close from the sightseeing boat

  • Thrilling rafting

    Thrilling rafting

  • “Kazura Bridge” is one of Japan’s three mysterious bridges

    “Kazura Bridge” is one of Japan’s three mysterious bridges

  • Oboke Koboke on a sunny day

    Oboke Koboke on a sunny day

  • Oboke Koboke in winter

    Oboke Koboke in winter

Reviews

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  • Thingnam19940301

    遊覽船老闆娘真的好熱情,講到喉嚨都啞了還一直稱讚他「愛台灣」!整台遊覽車的人都被他的精神感動!

  • Jingying Hong

    大步危小步危所指的是以前交通不方便走路要翻山越嶺,舉步維艱很險峻的峽谷,而現在可以搭乘遊覽船看到兩側天然溪谷的地形渾然天成宛如秘境一樣。

  • 林惠雪

    日本三大秘境之一,千姿百態的峽谷地形有著奇岩巨石連綿不斷場面很壯觀,餐廳的老闆娘非常熱情有趣,看見我們是台灣來的觀光客還會用台語和我們噓寒問暖問候,離去的時候還會上到遊覽車唱歌表演和我們say goodbye,感受到滿滿的熱情

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Details

Name in Japanese
大歩危・小歩危
Postal Code
779-5451
Address
Yamashirochonishiu, Miyoshi City, Tokushima
Telephone
0883-76-0877 (Miyoshi City Tourism Association)
Access
A few minutes’ walk from the JR Dosan Line’s Oboke Station to each facility
Official Website
Official Website (English)