Omogo Gorge, located 40km east of Matsuyama city, is surrounded by lofty peaks in the Shikoku region. The V-shaped gorge is 10km long and at 650m above sea level, and flows on the southern slope of Mount Ishizuchi (1,982m), the highest peak in Western Japan. This place is particularly popular during autumn when the gorge is lit up by colored leaves.
At the entrance to the gorge stands a museum that exhibits the area's geology and life of mountain ascetics. There are two trails - one to mainly enjoy the scenery of turquoise waters and 100m-tall granite cliffs, and the other to explore a series of sharply eroded rocks of strange shapes. A trailhead at the camp ground will lead you to an observatory at 860m. Prepare good walking shoes.
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Airport/Sta.Matsuyama Airport (about 38.7km) Google Transit