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Yoshinogawa Fullday rafting Tokushima

Yoshino River Rafting is the biggest rafting spots in Japan. You can enjoy the rapids of the Yoshino River for a whole day.

Rafting Fee

credit card available


Available From mid-July to mid-September
7,980 JPY~(with tax)
Rafting tour guide fee, insurance fee, basic rental fee.


  • meeting 10:00 finish 16:30
Finish time depend on the condition of the river.

Age Limit

18-65 years old , Weight less than 120kg
Booking accept on the day
Booking accept on the day

Please wait for a while until the season starts.

Introduction to Fullday rafting

River 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).
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Rafting Schedule


BIGSMILE Yoshinogawa Ikeda base
Ikeda Base of Tokushima Yoshino River rafting is located in riverside, have free parking lot for cars. We have enough of free wet suit and variety of sizes(XS~4XL)
The meeting place
Before the meeting time, you fill in the rafting form. After that,change for the wet suit in the clean and comfortable room with A/C.
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!

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.
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 rapids "Tekkyo no Se".
You guys ready? Here we come!

Try the huge rapids.

Rapid flow of Koboke
In the morning course, we try to the three famous rapids. Let's go down the river together!
Morigakoi no Se
Splash! You feel exciting at the first rapid.
Mori-Kakoi no Se
Raft by the rock wall, "Mori-Kakoi no Se" is the longest rapid 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 games

Jumping from the rock
On the way to the goal, we do some games,too. Jumping from the rock and swimming. Do some more fun games!
Jumping from the rock2
Jumping from the 4 meters high rock, it makes you refresh!.
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 rapids 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!
lunch time
You are starving after rafting. Please enjoy your lunch time with the boxed lunch we are prepared for you.

More huge rapids in PM

Rapid flow of Koboke
After the lunch time, we try more exciting rapids in the afternoon rafting. Let's enjoy white water rafting we try to the three rapids of in Yoshino River.
Otaki no Se
In the afternoon course, the first point of rapids 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 rapid is "Ado 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.
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.
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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 Tokushima Yoshino river Rafting

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

who wear glasses and contact lenses

  • glasses band goggles

Access to Fullday Rafting

Koboke full-day Adrenaline Rafting access map
Meeting Place
BIGSMILE 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 Ikeda 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 Ikeda base
    Please check the time table of trains.
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Yoshinogawa rafting course map

yoshinogawa rafting map
When the water level rises, the course will be changed for safety reasons.

he biggest rapids drops 2 meters into the below

Japan's fastest stream Yoshino river
At "Magarito no Taki", the biggest rapids 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!?

Yoshino river of super power
Big waves attack you continuously. Let's go rafting together! It makes you exciting and thrilling.
Charter one boat for the price of 7 people!
We promise that you can charter an exclusive rafting boat with no sharing the boat! You can enjoy rafting in a space just for your family and friends! Up to 7 people per boat, any number of people can ride on the boat. It is also possible to rent a boat for just two couples... This is also recommended for those who want to join only with a group.


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 rapids of this river. The more we go down the river, the more thrilling we scream. Our boat is sometimes overturned, because of wild rapids. 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.

Participant's Voice

190 Reviews
date : 2023-09-09
Thanks to the guide's thorough warnings, I was able to remain calm even after capsizing. The rescue was also quick and great! This was my second time on the Yoshinogawa River, and I enjoyed it even more than the last time. thank you very much.
Yoshino1day rafting participant
date : 2023-09-08
This was my 4th time, and it was so much fun that it didn't disappoint. Mr. Guide, I'm sorry for the trouble when getting on the boat (lol)
Yoshino1day rafting participant
date : 2023-08-28
it was fun! !
Yoshino1day rafting participant
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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.

cancellation policy

8 days before 7-4 days before 3-1 days before Same day
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