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Rafting in Tokushima

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Adrenaline fuelled sports on the Yoshino River

Tokushima Prefecture



The Yoshino River flows from Kochi to Tokushima Prefecture. It is the longest river on the island of Shikoku, stretching for 194 km. Over a period of 200 million years the raging rapids have carved striking rock formations that border the riverside, with the Oboke and Koboke Gorges in Tokushima being some of the best sections of the river to enjoy exhilarating white water rafting.


The scenery of the approximately eight kilometer gorges boast a beautiful landscape, looking like soaring marble sculptures towering above you. The gorges have earned high praise from rafting enthusiasts for their water volume, power of the water, water depth, and undulating terrain. It is almost as if the course was created especially for the sport. In 2017, the World Rafting Championships were held here. The sparkling emerald green surface and transparent waters that allow you to see to the bottom of the river have managed to capture the hearts of many rafting enthusiasts.



How to get there


20 minutes walk from JR Koboke Station or 30 minutes by taxi from JR Awa Ikeda Station.



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