Iya Valley and Oboke-Koboke Gorges Travel Guide
If you have time for nothing else in the region, rafting down through rocky gorges on the wild Yoshino River should be your top priority. Several companies guide trips down the river.
Happy Raft. This is your best bet for well-trained bilingual guides and friendly service. Half-day trips are ¥7,000 in high season, but you'll wish you had done the full day for ¥15,500. You can also try a longer combination rafting-and-canyoning trip. The staff is a great resource for travel tips in the area. Happy Raft is south of Oboke Station on Route 32. 10–4 Iwahara Otoyo-cho Nagaoka-gun, Kōchi, Kōchi-ken, 789-0158. 088/775–0500. www.happyraft.com/en.