Day Trip to the Tokushima Prefecture including the Oboke Gorge and Iya Valley from Osaka

Otoyo-cho, Japan

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13 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Switch places with Osaka for the day on a round-trip coach ride to Tokushima Prefecture. You’ll discover stunning natural features, such as the cherry blossoms that line the Yoshino River each spring. After a lunch of steaming Sukiyaki (hot pot), motor on to Oboke Gorge for a 30-minute boat tour. Then continue your sightseeing at the Kazura Bridge and Biwa Waterfall in the Iya Valley.
  • Osaka day trip to Tokushima Prefecture
  • Stroll the cherry blossom–strewn banks of the Yoshino River
  • Ride a riverboat at Oboke Gorge and view Biwa Waterfall
  • Opt to cross ‘kazurabashi’ suspension bridge (own expense)
  • Try local cuisine at a hot pot lunch

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Transportation by coach
  • Lunch box
  • English-speaking tour conductor/staff
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Oboke Ravine pleasure boat ride


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
  • Kazura Bridge crossing fee (separate cost JPY 550)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

• JR Osaka Station - Nishi-Umeda Temporary Parking Lot
• Namba OCAT - Group Bus Check-in Counter, JR Namba Station OCAT Building (Ground Floor)

Departure Time

07:50 am

Return Details

Returns to nearby station of the departure point

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant (0-2 years old) are free of charge with no arrangement
  • Child (3-5 years old) rates apply, only bus seat and Oboke Ravine Pleasure Boat ride are included
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be contacted 4 days prior to your travel date and offered an alternative or full refund
  • Delays or omissions made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond the control of the tour operator are not subject to refund
  • According to traffic conditions etc, the order of the itinerary may be changed and the bus arrival may be delayed
  • If the tour operator has to cancel the tour because of a typhoon, heavy snow or other circumstances beyond their control, this will be decided by 3pm the day before tour departure; you will be informed by e-mail and suggest a new departure date or receive full refund
  • During the cherry blossoms viewing season, roads and sightseeing spots might become heavily congested and arrival to each place might be delayed. In some cases, shortenings or omissions may occur due to congestion during this time. Also, the return time may be significantly delayed.
  • The best time to view cherry blossoms varies depending on the weather and temperature of the season. This tour is organized with reference to the blooming conditions of previous years, however blooming season varies depending on the climate. In some cases you might not able to enjoy the scenery as shown in the photo. Visiting time at the sightseeing places might be shortened depending on the blooming conditions. Please note there will be no refund regardless of the conditions of the cherry blossoms.
  • Wearing clothes and shoes that let you move easily and comfortably is strongly recommended.
  • This tour is operated for both Japanese and foreign customers. A Japanese tour conductor with an English-speaking staff will accompany the tour and will provide you with some necessary information during the trip, but he/she is not responsible for providing any detailed introduction of attractions
  • The Oboke Gorge Pleasure Cruise may operate during light rain, so bringing waterproof clothes and shoes is recommended. The ride may be cancelled due to severe weather, high water level or other unexpected circumstances. In such a case, a refund at group rate will be provided and you will have time to stroll around the Wakimachi "Udatsu" townscape instead ("Udatsu" are wall extensions added to prevent fire from spreading to neighboring buildings.)
  • You will be descending down a slope and stairs (around 60 steps) to reach the boat. Comfortable clothing and walking shoes will be required for those 5~6 minutes.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.


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(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785
Product code: 17229P30

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