Welcome to Tokushima Prefecture
Starting point for 1200 years of pilgrims, Tokushima Prefecture (徳島県), formerly known as Awa, is home to the first 23 of Shikoku's 88 Sacred Temples. Ryōzen-ji is Temple One as it is the first temple pilgrims came to after visiting Kōya-san in Wakayama Prefecture and asking for Kōbō Daishi's support on their journey. To henro, Tokushima is known as Hosshin-no-dōjō, the place to determine to achieve enlightenment. If... Read More
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Day Trip to the Tokushima Prefecture including the Oboke Gorge and Iya Valley from Osaka
For this tour, you will be picked up at your designated meeting point and will head to the Yoshino River at Tokushima prefecture by a coach bus. The Yoshino River is the second longest river in Shikoku and is located from Kochi prefecture to Tokushima prefecture. Once you arrive, you will enjoy the local famous cuisine Tokushima Premium Beef Sukiyaki (Japanese hot pot) for lunch and spend some time viewing the beautiful cherry blossoms along the river. After you one hour lunch break, the coach bus will come to pick you up to visit the Oboke Gorge, one of the famous destinations that is located nearby the Yoshino River. Here you will get on a half hour boat ride to see the sights.Afterward, you will head to the Iya Valley. Here you can see some suspension bridges made of mountain vines, "Kazurabashi." Historically, these were the only way to get around and transport goods in the Iya Valley. You will be able to try walking on a "Kazurabashi" for an additional charge. Lastly, you'll be able to see the Biwa Waterfall that crashes down between mossy rocks into the crystal clear, ice cool river. Here you will feel nature's beauty before heading back to the hustle and bustle of Osaka.