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Oboke Koboke

Yamashirocho, Nishiu, Miyoshi 779-5451, Tokushima Prefecture
+81 883-84-1211
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nice view

Worth to go there. beautiful natural landscapes. Don't know if it is easy to access by public... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Hong Kong, China
Nice view from station park, but area above is busy

The river gorge here is very pretty. We try to see from bridge at Oboke, but the bridge is covered... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Osaka, Japan
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Yamashirocho, Nishiu, Miyoshi 779-5451, Tokushima Prefecture
+81 883-84-1211
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Worth to go there. beautiful natural landscapes. Don't know if it is easy to access by public transports because we drove there.

Thank JaniceAuYeung
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The river gorge here is very pretty. We try to see from bridge at Oboke, but the bridge is covered with many scaffold because it is being reformed now (April 2017). I think this will take another month or two. So from Oboke bridge the...More

Thank Mariko_YM
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...More

1  Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed 2 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...More

2  Thank vdsl90
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
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...More

1  Thank Leonard G
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...More

1  Thank Leila L
Reviewed 14 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...More

5  Thank SFBayAreaTrekker
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...More

Thank Fong-Gha
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...More

Thank Fishforeva
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Angela s
18 October 2016|
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Response from Leila L | Reviewed this property |
Dear Angela make sure you allow for lots of time for travelling in the Iya valley. The roads are mountain roads and slow. We travelled to Oboke from shin-Osaka by shinkansen to Okayama then down to Oboke on the limited... More