After a Japanese style breakfast, we continue our journey to Oboke Gorge (2.5hrs ride), one of three hidden mountain regions of Japan. Oboke is the valley located upstream of the Yoshino-gawa River. “Boke” means “dangerous to walk along,” and Oboke (big boke) was named for its jagged V-shaped rocks and narrow path which, no matter how carefully or slowly you walk, makes walking dangerous.
Enjoy a relaxing boat ride and take in the panoramic view of the valley. Please note that the boat ride may cancelled due to heavy rain, flooding and strong wind.
Then, climb the 1,368 stone steps to the Kotohira-gu Shrine, a Shinto shrine.
Next, transfer to Takamatsu, we will visit Ritsurin Park , a masterpiece of Japanese landscape 100 years in the making. This sprawling park features beautiful ponds and pavilions, with Mt. Shiun as the perfect backdrop.
From there, our private coach takes us across Awaji Island through a series of spectacular bridges. In the evening we continue to Kobe, where we will savor the world famous Wagu beef or have a Sayonara Dinner
Accommodations: Nikko Kansai in Kansai International Airport