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Take a walk for better view

We toured the site both by boat and walking, and considered walking on a higher level could give us... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Hong Kong
Nice view of river and lush green mountain

Even in summer the mountains are lush green with greenish feel of river flowing down and can heard... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Kobe, Japan
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6 Dec 2017
“Take a walk for better view”
16 Dec 2017
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Yamashirocho, Nishiu, Miyoshi 779-5451, Tokushima Prefecture
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Remember to spare time to take the boat ridge which is about 30 minute. The boat trip is not rough during winter time. The boat trip is peaceful but the captain only speaks in Japanese and we can’t understand what he said.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We toured the site both by boat and walking, and considered walking on a higher level could give us a better view and angle for photo-taking. We took the boat ride first and it was pretty windy at the loading and unloading point. One could...More

1  Thank bkpkwok
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Even in summer the mountains are lush green with greenish feel of river flowing down and can heard the nature voices as it is so peaceful mind refreshing and calm place to enjoy with nice view of river flowing and can heard the voice of...More

1  Thank Jaineshshah
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 3 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

2  Thank Mish_H50
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...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

4  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
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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