Adventure Tours on the Dreamlike Waters of the Niyodo Blue

Enjoy canyoning or packrafting on Shikoku's renowned crystal-clear river

If you’re in search of excitement, pristine nature, and unforgettable photo opportunities, then the team at Niyodo Adventure has you sorted. Discover the remarkably pure azure waters of Niyodo River in Kochi Prefecture which have earned the apt nickname "Niyodo Blue."

With canyoning tours from March through November and packrafting tours available throughout the year, take the chance to explore one of Japan’s clearest and most beautiful waterways. Experienced guides will lead you into Nakatsu Gorge and its most picturesque spots, forged by the currents over thousands of years. Along the route, explore remote gems only accessible with expert local knowledge.

Canyoning tours offer the opportunity to abseil, cliff jump, and slide down waterfalls, surrounded by iridescent shades of cobalt and aquamarine and deep green wilderness. Packrafting is ideal for first-timers who can enjoy paddling along gently flowing waters. If you're feeling adventurous, you can get your adrenaline pumping and tackle more challenging rapids. All you need to bring is a swimsuit and towel. Niyodo Adventure will take care of the rest to ensure you stay safe and warm over your two-hour excursion. You can bring a waterproof camera, but no worries if you don’t—your guide will be happy to take photos and videos as a present to take home after your tour.

Tours are available in English and depart twice daily in the morning and afternoon. Bookings can be made online, and private family tours are available for guests with younger children. What’s more, the team are happy to introduce all their favorite local spots for you to check out after your tour, including local hot springs and tasty restaurants.

Niyodo Adventure can be reached by car in less than two hours from Kochi or Matsuyama City.
Those arriving by train can enjoy a complimentary pick up from Sakawa Station (reservation required).

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