• Located in the eastern part of Shikoku island, Tokushima Prefecture is connected to Honshu through the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and the Naruto Bridge. It takes about two and a half hours from Osaka by a limousine bus. It is the birthplace of the world-famous “Awa Odori (traditional dance in Japan)”. Whether it is natural scenery, history or art, Tokushima is an popular destination.

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Tokushima Best Spot Tour

4-Seater Taxi

5 hours

Better for 2〜3 people

Max. 2 suitcases


9-Seater Taxi

5 hours

Better for 5~7 people

Max. 8 suitcases


***Included in the price: consumption tax, petrol, insurance
***Not included in the price: Highway tolls, parking fees, vehicle return fees, etc.
***Please note: The above chartered fare is for reference only.

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Detailed Itinerary

    1. AM

      Start from Tadotsu Station

    2. (10:18) Shikoku Mannaka Sennen Monogatari from Tadotsu station (luxury sightseeing trains )

      You will enjoy the ride in the local touristic train"Shikoku Mannaka Sennen Monogatari." (Tale of 1000 years across the middle of Shikoku). It is a full-scale tourist train that you can effortlessly experience adults' delightful casual trips to go to fields or mountains. Please enjoy the incredible train journey with the scenery through the car window and the meals using the best local ingredients possible.

    3. PM

      (12:48)Arrive at Oboke Station

      The trip by the train will end at Oboke station. Now you ride a chartered taxi to see around.

    4. Oboke pleasure boat

      At Oboke Gorge, you can enjoy the pleasure boat tour.
      The Oboke Ravine Pleasure Boat travels down and then back the Yoshino River in about 30 minutes, offering the passengers scenic vistas of the grandeur of nature's handiwork as they glide through the ravine. 

    5. Iya Kazura Bridge

      Next, you will visit the famous Kazura bridge.
      This ancient vine bridge is suspended between a valley, surrounded on both sides of by ancient forest, slowly swaying in the breeze.With its shadow reflecting against the clear waters of the Iya River, the bridge is in total harmony with nature throughout the four seasons, creating a truly beautiful sight.The vine bridge has been maintained by the village people for generations, and gives visitors an insight into how people in the region lived in the past.

    6. Nagoro Scarecrow Village / Okuiya Niju Kazura Bridge / Ochiai Village

      Then, you can visit sopts in a deepermountain such as Nagoro Scarecrow Village, Okuiya Niju Kazura Bridge and Ochiai Village.
      Deep in Tokushima's Iya Valley, there is a village inhabited by more scarecrows than humans — almost a 400 to 30 ratio, which is called Nagoro village. Then you can visit next vine bridges which are known as the Oku-Iya Kazurabashi or couples bridges. The larger of the two bridges, Husband Bridge (Otto no Hashi), stretches 44 meters across the river next to a small waterfall, while the slightly lower Wife Bridge (Tsuma no Hashi) is a 22 meter span just a little ways upstream. You can't miss the Ochiai Village observation spot, too. Ochiai Village was designated as Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings in 2005. The village is formed on a steep slope and the difference between the highest and lowest point is approximately 390 meters.

    7. Hotel Iya Onsen (hot spring hotel)

      You can stay in the hotel "Hotel Iya Onsen" whicj is our recommendation in this area!

Tips for choosing Private Charter Tours in Japan

In Japan, only “Green Label Vehicles” are legally acceptable for tour purpose and will be covered by passenger insurance. Besides, the driver of “Green Label Vehicle” must hold Class 2 license which is required when operating a commercial passenger-carrying vehicle such as a taxi or bus. Driver must be 21 years of age or older and have at least three years of experience driving under a Class 1 license. However, nowadays there are many services that provide charter tours at lower price by using “White Label Vehicles”, which by law are only allowed for private use only. In the event of a traffic accident, passengers on these illegal vehicles will not be covered by insurance. Therefore, for the sake of safety, we strongly recommend that visitors should choose a legal charter service.

Japan Tourism's charter service only provides green label vehicles and professional drivers at a reasonable price. Please feel free to contact us should you require any further information.