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Kochi Miraculous Niyodo River- Yasui Gorge&Nikobuchi

Nature & Outdoor

Kosuke K.

Kochi
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

The Niyodo River has been evaluated as the cleanest river in Japan eight times for these nine years. The river is so clear and blue that people call the color of this river “Niyodo Blue”. Now this phrase is very popular all over Japan. There are some spots to witness the surreal Niyodo Blue color of the river. The participants of this tour can enjoy two of the top spots, Yasui Gorge and Nikobuchi, a waterfall plunge pool.

Meeting Point

At your hotel or the place of your convenience

10:00 AM

Nagoya-chinka-bashi, a traditional stone bridge without parapets and handrails

You will watch and cross this bridge.

10:40 AM

Nikobuchi, a waterfall plunge pool

You will watch Nikobuchi, a waterfall plunge pool and relax there.

12:00 PM

Musasabi-no-sato

Lunch

01:40 PM

Yasui Gorge

A hike through Yasui Gorge

05:00 PM

At your hotel or the place of your convenience

See you off at the place of your convenience.

Ending Point

At your hotel or the place of your convenience

What to Expect

As soon as you get to the waterfall plunge pool called “Nikobuchi”, you will be at a loss for word to express its very clear and beautiful color of the plunge pool. The color is sometimes emerald green or sometimes turquoise blue. Surprisingly you can see the bottom of the pool very clearly. Furthermore, the pool is surrounded by trees and huge rocks, so the atmosphere is quiet and sublime. In Yasui Gorge you can enjoy walking on the trail along the river. On the mountain side you see various flowers and plants. And on the riverside you see huge and green rocks. After you walk for about fifteen minutes you will finally come across Suishobuchi, a basin known to have the most transparent waters along the Niyodo River. One of my friends sometimes comes to the basin to relax when he feels stressed because of his hard work. He says that he can relax and receive some energy after staying there. I’m sure you can relax and receive enough energy to continue the journey. And Yasui Gorge is featured in the popular animation film,”Dragon and a princess with a freckled face” But, the tourists are supposed to be careful what they do in these spots. Especially, local people think that Nikobuchi is a sacred place where a water god dwells, so they avoid visiting the place. We have to behave respectfully in this area. As a local guide, I know these places well and some rules we have to keep.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

The followings are paid in cash on the day of the tour.

transportation fee: a taxi about 44800 yen ( round-trip, Kochi city to Yasui Gorge)

( 5600 yen per hour 5600 yen × 8 hours = 44800 yen )

( In this area there is no public transportation. So we will take a taxi. )

lunch (you and the guide) : about 1500 yen per person


Important Information

I can guide you in any place of Kochi prefecture if you pay my transportation fee.

In Kochi city the public transportation system is not well-developed, so it is better to use a private taxi. Please be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing, for your own safety and comfort. In Kochi, there are many places where you can’t use your credit cards, for example, some ticket windows or shops, so please exchange your dollars for Japanese yen before coming to Kochi. Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. You can find the counter of a few insurance companies at the airport when you arrive.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we change the place we visit?

Yes, we can . As long as time allows.

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