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.
At your hotel or the place of your convenience
You will watch and cross this bridge.
You will watch Nikobuchi, a waterfall plunge pool and relax there.
A hike through Yasui Gorge
See you off at the place of your convenience.
At your hotel or the place of your convenience
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.
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
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.
Yes, we can . As long as time allows.
I had a great tour with Kosuke. He is so very knowledgeable and taught me a lot about the history of Kochi. He is a great person to meet and I thank him very much for his time Hannelore Govaert
Thank you so much for giving me a wonderful and kind review. Thank you very much for choosing my tour. I really enjoyed talking with you about various things. Especially, the stories of Switzerland which you told me were very interesting. From now on I will study about your country such as culture, history, foods and so on. I’m happy that you enjoyed watching cherry blossoms, azalea, various orchids and so on in the botanical garden. Each month has its own flowers and plants in Makino Botanical Garden. So, when different flowers will bloom, I’ll send their photos on WhatsApp. I’m also happy that you enjoyed eating local foods such as “Katsuo-tataki”, seared bonito and deep-fried vegetables. As I like cooking, I really enjoyed listening to your explanations about the foods of your country. I cooked cheese fondu for the first time when my daughters were small kids. Maybe soon, I’ll try to cook cheese fondu again. Finally, please have a wonderful and safe journey to your country with good memories and souvenirs. Thank you again and take care!
Excellent guide!! , spoke English ,easy to understand very informative, accommodating , fun felt like a day with a friend ! Highly recommend ????????
Thank you very much for the kind review. Actually I haven't done any guiding work because of covid. So the tour with you was the first work after covid. I was wondering whether you could enjoy the tour or not. Though I could not make the tour go smoothly, you talked to me so kindly. I will never forget that we talked and ate while watching "the god of sake" in the park. And I will never forget that we wore the costume of "Yosakoi" dancing and taking photos. Now in Kochi the cherry blossoms are their best and I want you to watch them in my photos. Sorry, you could not see them blooming in Kochi during the tour. Thank you again and take care!