Experience / Training / Vehicle Spots in Tokushima Area

  • Oboke Gorge Sightseeing Pleasure Cruise
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    4.0
    117 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Miyoshishi Yamashirochounishiu 1520
    This sightseeing tour boat departs from the “Restaurant Oboke Gorge Mannaka” and the “V”-shaped Oboke Gorge can be seen from the river. Visitors can also see the Natural Monument, Ganrekihengan (pebbly schist) up close and the scenery of the gorge can only be described in one word: stunning.

    You can get the tickets once you arrive at the reception. Ticket for an adult is 1200 yen and the boat ride is around 30mins (round trip). Since the temperature was quite cold, the services staff...

  • Tairyuji Ropeway
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    4.5
    45 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Nakagunnakachou Wajikigou Tano 76
    The Tairyuji Ropeway connects the Washi-no-Sato roadside station rest area in Naka Town, Naka County, Tokushima Prefecture with the Tairyu-ji Temple, which is the 21st temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. With a total length of 2,775 meters, it is the longest ropeway in Western Japan. The Ropeway crosses the Naka River (a Class A major river) and passes over 600-meter-high hills. In the past, pilgrims could only travel to the Tairyu-ji Temple to worship by ascending a steep mountain path, a serious obstacle that was known colloquially as the “pilgrim slide” because it was so difficult to climb up. Following the construction of the Ropeway, it was possible for larger numbers of pilgrims to visit the Temple.

    One of the longest ropeways I’ve ever been on. The views were amazing and the destination was beautiful. Staff was very friendly and knew their stuff.

  • Bizan Ropeway
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Prefecture Tokushima-shi Shinmachi 2-20 Awaodori-kaikan 5F
    The ropeway leads to the top of Mt. Bizan, the symbol of Tokushima City. 6 minutes from the foot of the mountain to the top station, you will feel as if you are taking a walk in the sky, and if the weather is fine, you can see Tokushima City, Awaji Island and the Kii Peninsula from the top.

    A cable car (Ropeway) leaves from time to time to go up and down the Mountain. At the top is a temple and restaurant and good views even at night with the lights of the city.

  • Oku Iya Valley Tourist Monorail
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Miyoshi-shi Higashiiya Sugeoi 28
    The monorail is located in the mountains of Oku-Iya and is said to be the world's longest monorail for sightseeing, with a total length of 4,600 m, a height difference of 590 m, a maximum gradient of 40 degrees, and a peak elevation of 1,380 m. Because it travels at the same speed as a person walking, you can enjoy forest bathing as if you were mountain climbing. Tickets for the ride will be sold out as soon as they are sold out (reservations are not accepted), so it is advisable to arrive early to purchase your tickets.

    We decided to try it out because mountain monorail sounded interesting, although that was about all we knew about it. Before we got there, I expected it to be enjoyable but that Y2000 per person...

  • Blue Marine semi-submerged tour boat
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Kaifugunkaiyouchou Shishikuiura Takegashima 28-45
    Blue Marine is a semi-submerged tour boat that takes visitors on an approximately 45-minute trip around Takega-shima Island Bay in the Muroto-Anan Kaigan Quasi-National Park. Takega-shima Bay, which has been designated a Marine Park by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, is an important habitat for coral and tropical fish. Blue Marine has an observation cabin in the bottom of the boat, from which passengers can view the beautiful coral and spectacular tropical fish.

    オススメです。カヤックとシュノーケルのコース(?)、 年一でお世話になってます。 自然の海の事なので多少濁って時もありますが かなりキレイな方だと思います。 カヤックも2人乗りもあり、親子で又はカップルで、も 大丈夫です。私は一人で行きたい派ですが。。。 インストラクターの方がきちんと見ていてくれるし 助けてもくれますし、初心者の方の参加も多いですね。 カヤックで行った先でのシュノーケル、 楽しく...

  • Otaniyaki-kamamoto Mori Toki Co.
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Oasachouotani Iridino shoulder 24
    This kiln has been making Otaniyaki—a traditional craft of Awa—since the Edo period. The sincere, grand beauty of the works—artistic works, hanging baskets, and human-sized jugs—is well received by locals and visitors to the Prefecture, even dubbed best in Japan by potter Kawai Kanjiro. Tour the workshop to get an up-close view of the craftsman techniques—including the only “lay-down potter’s wheel” in the country—or take courses (reservation required) in painting, using the wheel, or handwork. Next to Reizanji Temple, the first temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage, the garden lets you hear the sound of the suikinkutsu pot.

    藍染体験の帰りに、大谷焼の窯元が集まっているエリアに寄りました。手頃でデザインも素敵な陶器がたくさんあり、見るだけでも楽しかったです。またゆっくり時間を取っていきたいと思いました。

  • Aqua Eddy underwater sightseeing boat
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Narutochoutosadomariura Oge 264-1
    The Aqua Eddy is a small, fast boat equipped with an underwater observation room. Passengers can get a close underwater view of the spectacular Naruto Strait whirlpools through the glass bottom of the boat, which extends one meter under the water. Being able to enjoy the different views of the whirlpools from on deck and from down below really enhances the viewing experience. As the Aqua Eddy has a limited capacity of 46 passengers, advance booking is required. The journey time is 25 minutes; there are 15 scheduled trips per day. The Uzusio Whirlpool Sightseeing Boat dock, from which the trips depart, is located approximately 15 minutes by car by Naruto Station and around 75 minutes’ drive from Kobe-Sannomiya Station.
  • Fruit Garden Yamagata
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
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    Tokushima Naruto-shi Otsucho Oshiro 645-1
    A fruit farm which grows strawberries, Japanese pears, and other seasonal fruits. When in their respective seasons, visitors can enjoy strawberry and Japanese pear picking here. Strawberry picking season is from early January to early June, and Japanese pear picking season is from early August to the end of September. The farm also sells fruit and when in season you can also purchase watermelons and muskmelons.

    苺は今まで食べた中でも一番と言っていいほど味がなく、水を食べているようでした。 受付やスタッフの対応もとても悪かったです。商売をするならもっとしっかりするべきだと思います。味は頑張って直せるものではないので、せめて態度くらいはしっかりしましょう(^ω^)

  • Mt. Tsurugi Tourist and Climbing Lift
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Mimaguntsurugichou Sadamitsu Nishiyama 65-8
    This climbing lift at Mt. Tsurugi operates from late April to the end of November each year. Visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the seasonal scenery offered by the mountain. The cherry blossom and fall foliage seasons are especially popular. The lift takes about 15 minutes to ascend or descend the 830 meters of slope distance between Minokoshi and Nishijima. Visitors can stay, eat, and shop at the Chojo Hyutte and the Unkaiso located at the peak of Mt. Tsurugi. Visitors can thoroughly enjoy the beauty of the virgin forest and alpine flowers.
  • Tsukigatani Onsen Tsuki no Yado
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Katsuragunkamikatsuchou Fukuhara Hirama 71-1
    This facility is located in Kamikatsu Town, the starting point of the Tsurugisan Super Rindo Forest Road. Guests can enjoy hot springs with views of the Katsuura River, meals featuring seasonal fish and the fruits of the land, camping in a natural setting, and the rejuvenating power of nature that only a mountain town can offer. The source spring, which is said to have ties to the monk Kukai, is the sacred mountain Tsukigatani located 1.5 kilometers away from the spa itself. The spa can be enjoyed by overnight guests and day bathers alike.
  • Uzushio Kisen
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    Torushima Prefecture Naruto City Naruto Park Kameura Fishing Port
    This tourist boat offers up-close views of the Naruto Strait whirlpools, which is counted as one of the world’s three fastest currents and said to be the world’s largest in size. The high-speed passenger boat operates out of Kameura Fishing Port, the closest port to the whirlpools. Trips take about 20 minutes. A shop located at the ticket counter offers a wide range of souvenirs including Naruto wakame, the local brand of brown edible seaweed; merchandise related to the popular “Shishamo-Neko” character; Setouchi-themed snacks; and Naruto Kintoki, a notable local sweet potato confection.
  • Tokushima Prefectural Disaster Prevention Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Itano-gun Kitajima Cho Tainohama Onishi 165
    This facility serves as a disaster response center during major natural disasters. During ordinary times it serves as a place to promote disaster prevention awareness through experience-based learning and training. The center offers programs that teach participants how to protect themselves and help others in the event of an earthquake, storm, flood, fire, or other sudden disaster.
  • Hyotanjima Island Cruise
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Minamiuchimachi 2 Shinmachi River Waterfront Park Boat House front
    The pleasure boat takes tourists on an excursion around Hyotanjima Island of Nakasu (about six kilometers) surrounded by the Shinmachi and Suketo Rivers. The boat passes under 22 bridges and at high tide only just manages to pass under some of them making for an enthralling journey. There are many sights to see including the rows of pine trees from the feudal government period and the yacht harbor.
  • Escahill Naruto
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Narutochoutosadomariura Fukuike 65
    This observation facility is located within Setonaikai National Park Naruto located in Naruto Town, Naruto City, Tokushima Prefecture. It is famous for the long escalator that brings tourists from the foot of Mt. Naruto to the summit. The observation facility on the roof offers a sweeping view of the Naruto Channel and Onaruto Bridge, and depending on the weather, you may be able to see the Pacific Ocean side of Wakayama Prefecture and Shodoshima Island. The first and second floors contain a souvenir shop and ice cream shop, and the escalator, which is 68 meters long total, takes visitors 34 meters to third floor.
  • Hashikurasan Ropeway
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Miyoshishi Ikedachoushudu Fujinoi 559-14
    The Hashikurasan Ropeway, which has a total length of around 950 meters, takes visitors to the summit of Mt. Hashikura. There are superb views of the Shikoku Mountain Range and the Yoshino River; visitors can experience the full majesty of nature and its seasonal changes, including cherry blossom and new greenery in spring and autumn foliage later in the year.
  • Ai Yoshi Nogawa Trolley
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Tokushima-shi
  • Nagao Orifu
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Tokushima-shi Kokufucho Wada 189
  • Takegashima Sea Kayak
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Kaifu-gun Kaiyocho Shishikuiura Takegashima 28-45 Ocean Natural Museum Marine Jam
    "Sea kayak tours are offered at the Marine Museum Marine Jam, where visitors can tour the waters around the scenic island of Takegashima and view the islands floating in the sea and the oddly shaped rocks carved by the waves (reservation required). Snorkeling is also an option. The ""Blue Marine,"" an underwater sightseeing boat, also operates from the facility."
  • Oboke/Iya Regular Sightseeing Tour Bus
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Miyoshi-shi Ikedacho Sarada 1612-27
    This tour departs from JR Awa Ikeda Station and mainly operates on weekends and holidays from April to November, taking passengers on a traditional bonnet bus to visit tourist spots in Iya, one of the three most mysterious places in Japan. Reservations are required three months in advance.
  • Osumi Strawberry Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokushima Itano-gun Matsushigecho
    The garden is open for strawberry picking from early February to mid-May, and visitors can enjoy a parfait of strawberries with soft-serve ice cream. The garden is also equipped with tables and chairs, as well as barrier-free restrooms and diaper changing stations.

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The southeastern corner of Shikoku is home to Tokushima prefecture, a region celebrated for its luscious nature and the nation’s favorite Awa Odori, an energetic dance to which an annual summer festival has been dedicated. Keeping the upbeat tempo, whirlpools excite the Naruto sea off Tokushima, while inland, dramatic cliffs line the Iya Valley, promising unrivaled views of vast and vibrant scenery.

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