Rafting Tour Tokushima Koboke Rafting
  • Say, Cheese!together!
    "Say, Cheese!"together!
  • Smile on the boat
    Smile on the boat
  • Jump from the 7 heights rock!
    Jump from the 7 heights rock!
  • Splash! I cannot see anything at all!
    Splash! I cannot see anything at all!
  • Almost the surface of the water
    Almost the surface of the water
  • Be struck by the waterfall! Training!
    Be struck by the waterfall! "Training!"
  • The biggest torrent course in Japan
    The biggest torrent course in Japan
  • Try the biggest torrent! You can do it!
    Try the biggest torrent! You can do it!

The feature of Tokushima Rafting

Tokushima Koboke Rafting is the biggest rafting spots in Japan.

Rafting Fee

Credit support. Various credit cards can be used


from The middle of July to the last ten days of October.
Prices start from
(including tax-10%)
JPY6,346(excluding tax-10%)
The fee depends on the date and course.
the charge after reservation discount on the website
including wet jacket and accident insurance

Meeting Time

  • start10:00 finish16:00
Finish time depends on the condition of the river.

Age Limit

Minimum age is 18, upper age limit of 65 years.

Rafting Fee(WEB Discount)

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Contents of this page

Introduction Tokushima Raft

Tokushima Koboke Rafting Tour Guide
Tokushima Koboke Rafting Tour Guide,
Feel so excited, 200%! When saying rafting in Japan, it's famous for When saying rafting at West-Japan area, it's famous for Tokushima Koboke Rafting. The staff who underwent severe training is a tour guide, so even a beginner is relieved. It takes 10 minutes by car from Igawa-Ikeda I.C of Tokushima Highway in Shikoku. There are free parking lots for more than 20 cars. We send and fetch you to and from JR Awa-Ikeda Station by our car(free service : If you want to ride the car, please call us for reservation by the day beforehand). [continued from here] We recommend you Yoshino River area because there are many Hot Spa and campsites. It is the best rafting for you with your friends and family. Our educated kind tour guides show the way of rafting, as the leader in Japan. Please enjoy rafting at Yoshino River Koboke in Shikoku!

Tour Schedule

Meeting at Ikeda Base♪

BIGSMILE Yoshinogawa Ikeda base
Ikeda Base of Tokushima Yoshino River rafting is located in riversade, have free parking lot for cars. We have enough of free wet suit and variety of sizes(XS~4XL)
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The meeting place
Before the meeting time, you fill in the participation application form. And after that,change for the wet suit in the clean and comfortable room with air conditioners.
Move by bus
After you changed, put on a life jacket and helmet.
Go to the starting point by our passenger's bus.
Start point
At the starting point, tour guide explains about safety. Now it is time to go rafting!
(sometimes at the meeting place before movement)

Let's go rafting!

Rafting start
After practice of paddling, we will go down the river. Enjoy the greatest scenery from start to goal, 8 kilometers about 4 hours rafting, in the morning and afternoon.
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Let's board the boat
Tokushima Yoshino River rafting being prepared a boat of at most 7 seats of basis. We will board a boat right away. It's the moment tension rises most.
Rafting practice
At first, rowing a boat practice.
Of a BIGSMILE, friendly tour guides teach you it kind politeness gently.
Rafting start
Let's go rafting after practicing to row the boat! We aim for the first torrent "Tekkyo no Se".
You guys ready? Here we come!

Try to the torrent

Rapid flow of Koboke
In the morning course, we try to the three famous torrents. Let's go down the river together!
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Vehement Rafting!
Our boat is sometimes overturned, because of wild torrents. We help with everyone.
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Tekkyo no Se
Splash! You feel exciting at the first torrent, "Tekkyo no Se".
Mori-Kakoi no Se
Raft by the rock wall, "Mori-Kakoi no Se" is the longest torrent of this Yoshino River.
Nidan no Taki
The hardest rafting point of this Yoshino River is "Nidan no Taki" fall you twice into 1.5 meters high!

Jumping and some activities

Jumping from the rock
On the way to the goal, we do some activities. Jumping from the rock(free-for-all) and floating with life jackets. Do some more fun activities!
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Jumping from the rock2
Jumping from the 7 meters high rock, it makes you refresh! (free-for-all).
The swimming point
Let's swim in the swimming point. Whenever you are not good at swimming, it is OK! The life jacket is floated you on the river water.
On the river beach, we take some pictures. Let's enjoy some activities!
Titanic game
We do some activities "The TITANIC" and "Seesaw". What kind of activities would you like to play today? ※ We sometimes cancel these activities by the quantity of water of the river or the crowded condition of the day.

Lunch time

The special boxed lunch
After the rafting of torrents in the morning course, we have lunch time! When we have the special boxed lunch, we full blast! After the lunch time, the more exciting rafting points are waiting for you!
One point advice
Have lunch together!!
We have lunch time together, Koboke Full-day Rafting. We can be friends quickly!
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lunch time
You are starving after rafting. Please enjoy your lunch time with the boxed lunch we are prepared for you.
Have some watermelon for dessert(only summer season)

In the afternoon course, we try the best torrent in Japan.

Rapid flow of Koboke
After the lunch time, we try more exciting torrents in the afternoon course. Let's enjoy rafting we try to the three torrents of Koboke in Yoshino River.
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Otaki no Se
In the afternoon course, the first point of torrents is "Otaki no Se". We need the teamwork for rafting.
Magarito no Se
The hardest spot of this river is "Magarito no Se", the biggest gap is 2 meters deep.
You feel like the sense which sticks in a wave.
Ayuto no Se
Next torrent is "Ayuto no Se", the sense is going to crash into the water.
You cannot see anything!

After finish rafting

It's a goal
When we go rafting all of rapids, it is the goal. We will go back to the meeting base by our passenger's bus. Finally, screenings of photographs taken today.
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It's a goal!
After the goal, you make a big smile, of course. "Say, Cheese!"
And then, return to Ikeda Meeting base by our passenger's bus.
At the meeting base, we change into clothes and break up. If you have a time,please check some photographs we took you today.
※ In the case of rise on a river water or the possibility case, we chance for the course to Oboke Long Course, in our tour guides to take safety priority.
Koboke full-day Adrenaline Rafting Daily update!
We update every day, the movement situations of the river

What you need?

  • Spring rafting clothes
  • Early summer rafting clothes
  • Summer rafting clothes
  • Winter early fall rafting clothes
  • Autumn rafting clothes
  • helmet, life jacket ,paddle and so on are prepared by BIGSMILE for free
  • It depends on the weather situation of the day, we prepare another wears.

You need to prepare for Koboke Full-day Rafting

  • bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Shoes for rafting (It will get wet)

who wear glasses and contact lenses

  • glasses band goggles
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We prepare for you



paddling jacket(on the left)

We have paddling jackets for windy and rainy weather for protect you from cold climate. You are not strong to the cold, you wear it.

wet suits (in the middle)

The wet suits, we prepared is made of neoprene material. You can enjoy rafting with this wet suit even in the cold weather. Enough to wet suit and variety of sizes(XS~4XL) But we don't have enough 4XL size, please contact us beforehand.

wet jacket(on the right)

In the cold day or you are not strong to the cold, we are ready wet jackets for you. There are a lot of situations idle at a river for a child, so the child wears a wet jacket for all seasons.




In the river, there are many rocks and drift wood. You need to wear a helmet to protect your head. We have various sizes.

life jacket

For your safety, you have to wear a life jacket one by one. Whenever you are not good at swimming, you can float on the water with the life jacket.


Paddles are an essential element of rafting. We row the boat with the paddle. We have a small size paddle for a child.

You need to bring yourself

necessary belongings

bathing suits

bathing suits

You wear your bathing suits under the wet suits. Underwear is substitute for bathing suits. the underwear get wet in the river water, bring your one more underwear for changing.


After the rafting, you use your towel in the changing room for dry your body. You don't bring it to the river.

Paid rented

shoes for rafting

shoes for rafting

Please bring your sport sandal or sneakers. CROCS are not good, because heels should be firmly fixed. You can rental our shoes for JPY300/ for each pair.

other belongings



Cause of reflection of ultraviolet rays is strong, it's very easy to get a tan in the river. You should bring sunscreen, waterproofing sunscreen is more good to protect you.

disposable contact lens

We don't recommend the type of hard contact lenses. Even if you wear soft contact lenses, contact lens often come off in the water. You can rent our goggles for JPY100/ for each. And also we are ready for you who wear glasses rent glasses band for JPY100 / for each.

Access to Tokushima Rafting

Koboke full-day Adrenaline Rafting access map
Meeting Place
BIGSMILE Yoshinogawa Ikeda base
direct phone line
ZIP-code: 778-5251
240 Hakuchi-Honmyo, Ikeda-cho, Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima
  • By car
  • By train
  • Koboke full-day Adrenaline Rafting access map Access by car
    Osaka area→Tarumi I.C → (Kobe Awaji -Naruto Expressway) → Naruto JCT → (Tokushima Expressway) → Igawa-Ikeda → Route 32 to Kochi are → BIGSMILE Yoshino-Ikeda Meeting base
    Free parking lots in the same area

  • Koboke full-day Adrenaline Rafting access map Access by train
    Okayama Station → (JR Seto-Ohashi Line) → Awa-Ikeda Station → (9:00 free pickup reservation required) → BIGSMILE Yoshino-Ikeda Meeting base

    Please check the time table of trains.

Fullday Rafting Course Map

Map of koboke Full-day Rafting

The biggest torrent drops 2 meters into the below

The biggest torrent drops 2 meters into the below
At "Magarito no Taki", the biggest torrent of Yoshino River drops you into the water from 2 meters high. Please be caught tightly and face to the front!

Don't be careless, or you overturn!?

Don't be careless, or you overturn!?
Big waves attack you continuously. Let's go rafting together! It makes you exciting and thrilling.
The charm of Yoshino River is the biggest torrent in Japan!!! There are huge and great curves of rocks. Let's do some fun activities, like jumping from rocks into the river. Our instructors go through rigorous training, and educated tour guides. Even a beginner can participate surely. If you are not good at swimming, the tour guides explain politely. We are ready life jackets and helmets to protect you. You are assured of the quality and safety of our rafting. Try rafting at Yoshino River in Shikoku.
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Inn Spot around Koboke area

Tabibito Yado

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The guest house takes 30 seconds walk, next to BIGSMILE Tokushima Koboke Full-day Ikeda Meeting base.
An old man is running the business by himself. The atmosphere of the guest house seems to be relative's house or be just like family.
There are many repeaters. You can see many pictures of the guests'.
Our tour guides stay there.
You can have a BBQ there with ingredients and beverages you prepared. The guest is ready for BBQ table, plates, tongs for your BBQ.
There is a grocery store near the guest house, "Daily Mart Furespo Awa-Ikeda".
Fee for BBQ JPY500 one by one A total of 6 BBQ tables free parking lots for 10 cars.
address : 249-1 Hakuchi-Honmyo, Ikeda-cho, Miyosi-shi, Tokushima
direct phone :0883-76-4727

Hakuchi Onsen Konishi Ryokan

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The inn takes 5 minutes walk from BIGSMILE Tokushima Koboke Full-day Ikeda Meeting base.
They have Hot Spa and delicious dish which made the most of the original of local ingredients.
Coming into season, you can Ayu(sweetfish) cuisine, Omiki nabe(pork and vegetables casserole), Botan nabe (meat of wild boar and vegetables casserole), they are famous for locals.
You can see the rafting of Yoshino River from the room.
It makes you relax and refresh.
You can take a day trip to the Hot Spa♪
address : 76-2 Hakuchi-Honmyo, Ikeda-cho, Miyosi-shi, Tokushima
direct phone : 0883-74-0311
※ There is a charger of an electric car(EV).

Foodie around Koboke Rafting

Yakiniku Tanuki

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Yakiniku(grilled meat) restaurant takes 3 minutes by car from BIGSMILE Tokushima Koboke Full-day Ikeda Meeting base.
They have a local feel, and are popular among locals.
We recommend you thick sliced beef tongue and miso soup.
It's a popular dish, so it's often sold out. Give it a try!

open 17:00~21:00 (last time you can order)
Tuesday is closed
free parking lots for 15 cars
address : 477 Hakuchi-Honmyo, Ikeda-cho, Miyosi-shi, Tokushima
direct phone : 0883-74-1086

Udon Sanukiya

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The Udon(Japanese noodle) restaurant takes 15 minutes by car from BIGSMILE Tokushima Koboke Full-day Ikeda Meeting base.
They have nice atmosphere was circled in mountains.
Their noodle is handmade and popular among locals and tourists.
And they have Oden(a type of Japanese stew, made by simmering various ingredients)with miso sauce.
address : 540-1 Fujinoi, Shudu, Ikeda-cho, Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima
direct phone : 0883-72-5125
open : 9:30~20:00 Open all-year- around

Let's Enjoy Together

Tokushima Koboke Full-day Rafting has the biggest torrents in Japan. So the torrents would make you satisfied, whenever you want to try them. We do some fun activities not only rafting, like jumping from the rocks. There are some tour spots, Iya no Kazura Bashi(suspension bridge), Konpira san(Shinto shrine) , and some Hot Spa. Please stay and enjoy Shikoku area!

Impressions of Koboke Rafting

Nicknamed "Chii-san" enjoyed Tokushima Koboke Full-day Rafting.
She was participated with her friends in the hot day of August. She has done rafting another river before. But it was her first rafting in Yoshino River. She was nervous because Yoshino River has the biggest torrents in Japan. With the members of my group was the first experience, but our tour guide made us relaxed.
Well, when it will start, the big torrents made us exciting and be crazy! We tried jumping from rocks!!
The water from river was cold and comfortable. We had delicious boxed lunch for lunch time.
Our guide was funny. Thanks for him, we had a good experience. He took a lot of pictures for our group!
Such an amazing time~♪ On the way home , we said "Let's try it again!" Why don't you try rafting in Yoshino River as BIGSMILE Tokushima Koboke Full-day Rafting?

FAQ Tokushima Rafting

Q. How much length is Tokushima Koboke Full-day Rafting ?
We go down the river about 8 kilometers of distance for about 4 hours, including lunch time. There are 8 torrents of this river. The more we go down the river, the more thrilling we scream. Our boat is sometimes overturned, because of wild torrents. Don't worry about it because our tour guide help you. Not only rafting, we do some activities, jumping from rocks and having lunch together. We can see great landscapes in the nature.
Q. How many parking lots are parked cars?
There are parking lots for about 30 cars. It depends on the day's situations for sightseeing buses. If there are other cars, it isn't possible to park the sightseeing buses. In the case, the sightseeing bus waits for the guest around near the meeting base. Minibus is OK to park in here.
Q. How can we go to the starting point? What should we do after the goal?
We go to starting point by our passenger's bus. And after the goal, we will drive to the base by our passenger's bus. At the meeting base, we change into clothes and break up. If you have a time, please check some photographs we took you today. The break up time is about 4 p.m.
Q. Can I bring something to the river? Can I bring my camera with me?
Basically, we go rafting without anything. At the lunch time, we are ready for beverages for you. To the lunch point, we can take your own belongings, cigarettes, sunscreen, medicine and so on. Please leave them with your tour guide beforehand. It is up to you for bringing your water-proof camera, self-responsibility. Our tour guide takes pictures and you can see the pictures. If you like them, you can buy CD-R(about 100 pictures / JPY\3,000 post-tax price) for each one.

Comment from CEO

The president
The best thing of all, the charm of Tokushima Koboke Full-day Rafting is big torrents.
I would like you to sense actually at Tokushima Koboke Full-day Rafting.
I hope you will love it for the rest of your life.
We ride on the same boat with another group. You can make good memories with these person of a first meeting.
And the water of Yoshino River is so clear, so you want to jump into the river to swim.
Please come and spend time Tokushima Koboke Full-day Rafting!

Limits for Rafting

Age Limit
Minimum age is 18, upper age limit of 65 years.
Health conditions
Participation is sometimes declined by the day's health.
Decline to accept for be drunk.
We decline a drunken person. And the case's repayment can't refund a fee.
During pregnancy
A pregnant woman can't participate in rafting.
An epileptic fit
Doctor's medical certificate is needed, mentioning of participation permission of rafting.
Handicapped person
here is dangerous risk in rafting. There are acceptance pros and cons by a case. Please consult us beforehand.

cancellation policy

Until 8days before: No charge
Until 7~4days before: charging 30%
until 3~1days before: charging 50%
on the day: charging 100%

Tokushima Koboke Full-day Rafting