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Oboke Koboke

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Address: Yamashirocho, Nishiu, Miyoshi 779-5451, Tokushima Prefecture
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A cruise is recommended but early in the day

Oboke and Koboke are best viewed by the cruises offered. from the street level you can get nice glimpses as well. If you do choose to take the cruise, make sure to do it before... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Oboke and Koboke are best viewed by the cruises offered. from the street level you can get nice glimpses as well. If you do choose to take the cruise, make sure to do it before 2pm, afterwards as its a valley, it gets a bit dark.

1 Thank Mish_H50
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

The river and surrounding mountains were all in one natural setting unspoiled by man. The rocks in the river were carved over time. The trees were untouched as they grew hundreds of feet towards the sky. Must visit to witness how nature should be and could be preserved by mankind.

1 Thank vdsl90
hong kong
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523 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

well. since time issue, we don't take boat for visit but just take a look in short time. it is beautiful and peaceful place.

1 Thank iamface
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Oboke is a good stop for visiting the Iya Valley in Shikoku. I like it because of the fantastic mountain and valley views, its azure colored rivers and many onsen spas, as well as my favorite Japanese guest house, Kunelasob. Easily accessible by train, the Oboke station is also a stop on the Iya Valley tourist bus circuit, providing public... More 

1 Thank Leonard G
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped over on our way to iya onsen (train from okayama). Spectacular views on the train. It is possible to walk over to the visitor centre on the other side of the river (15-20 min) where there is a moderately interesting folklore and mineral exhibition, and when we went also a temporary photographic exhibition of the iya valley (nice).

1 Thank LLL825
San Francisco Bay Area (CA)
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

the guide only spoke Japanese to a bunch of English speaking tourists on the river boats. We would have loved to hear more about the gorges, the rock formation, the landscape. All beautiful, but without the narrative context, rather bland. The river boats meander down the river a bit, before heading back up-river to the docking area. You will love... More 

5 Thank SFBayAreaTrekker
Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The Iya valley is truly stunning. We have seen many very pretty mountain places in all sorts of climate, but this area really stands out as a genuine place of beauty. Like all of Japan, this area offers their own special cuisine and it is just that, special. Go forth and enjoy.

Thank Fong-Gha
Perth W.A
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

In the middle of Shikoku Island Japan nestled in the valleys of Oboke we found a beautiful peaceful Japan, steeped in tradition, history and beauty. We stayed at a family owned Ryoken away from the fast paced Japanese urban lifestyle. Visiting the traditional Rope Bridges spanning the expansive rivers and doing amazing walks amongst the pristine valleys. On returning to... More 

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I was with a tour group that took the boat trip downstream to the bridge and then turned around. We were given a pamphlet printed in English that included some geologic information in rather broken and contorted form (kind of like the rocks in the gorge!) and a mention of the Lion Rock which needs a lot of imagination to... More 

2 Thank Barbara W
Hong Kong
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

It is very nice to take the boat ride and the anchorman tried very hard to introduce the sights for us on the way. Unfortunately we don't understand Japanese, but what you see will make you feel amazed at the work of God.

Thank TWHK

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