3 Great Must-see Features of Niyodo River besides gorges and waterfalls in Kochi

The Niyodo River of Kochi has become more and more popular all over Japan, because there are some beautiful and dynamic natural spots such as Nakatsu Gorge, Yasui Gorge and Nikobuchi, a waterfall plunge pool. You will be satisfied with these famous sightseeing spots, but I want you to know other important things you can’t miss. If you read this blog, I’m sure you will experience and taste these things.

 

 Specialty produced by the Niyodo Rivert

                                                                                                                                                                Terraced Tea Plantation  

 

                                                                                                                                                                                Paper Making

There are various kinds of products grown along this river, such as Japanese green tea, rice, Japanese handmade paper, and oranges. Of course the high-quality water contributes to the production of these things. And also, other reasons are river fog, temperature difference between daytime and night-time, geological condition including lime and so on. During my tour I’ll take you to the best places where you can enjoy tasting these thing.

 

Chert                                                                                                                                   

 In this photo, there are some white huge rocks which are chert. These rocks were carried to Japan on the ocean plate from the very, very far ocean, as far as the equator. About 170 million years ago, living planktons called Housanchu were moving in the deep ocean, about 4000m deep. And dead Housanchu were stacked and stacked, then they became this kind of chert rock. Can you believe it?  If you find broken pieces of chert during my tour, it is possible that you may see some fossils of planktons by the loupe.

 

River Activities

                                                                                                                                                                                The Niyodo River

 The Niyodo River is an ideal spot for Canoe, Kayak and Sup. Especially, it is not dangerous for beginners to join these river sports in this river. That is because the flow of water is not so fast in some part and the river is wide enough for beginners to enjoy these activities. Furthermore, there are many instructors who are experienced, skilled and friendly. And of course, you can fish in this river. You may fish sweetfish called “Ayu”. If you join my tour, I’ll surely take you to the facility where they provide you with wonderful instructors and beginners-friendly canoes & kayaks.

 

 

 Conclusion

 

 Of course, you will be fascinated by dynamic and unbelievable natural scenes. But, I want you to know there are other products and items which local people have taken care of for a long time. I’ll show you where to find them and how to enjoy them. Why don’t you join my tour?

 

 Please refer to my tour, Kochi Niyodo River-Paper Making, Crystal Kayak & Matcha.

Thank you! 

 

 

 

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