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
We guide this spot.
5.0a year ago
Absolutely the best autumn color spot we have seen on our Shikoku trip. Superb photography opportunities on the drive up. We had to stop so many times to take photos because the scenes were so stunning. The trees and river scenes are so tranquil.
4.0a year ago
A jungle, pure water and good landscape. If you love plants and clean water rivers. There you go.
5.02 years ago
No words for such an earthly paradise
5.05 months ago
It is a valley that shines in emerald green. Eventually it will turn to Niyodo Blue. If you walk along the promenade from Goshokugawara for about 10 minutes, you will arrive at Horai Gorge next to the first campsite, and in about 5 minutes you will reach the autumn leaves riverbank, and if you go further back, you will reach Shimokumabuchi, Kamikumabuchi, Ishibakiyama Trailhead, Toraga. There are waterfalls and lots of attractions. The road is almost flat, the distance is a little over 1 km, and I think it takes about 1 hour to walk normally. If you want to relax on the riverbank, which is the most famous spot, you won't get bored even if you spend a day. We recommend not only seeing the Goshokugawara and the rock walls of the turtle belly, but also taking a walk.
I posted a review of Teppoishi River, but since it was newly registered, I will post it there. Since it is the same Omogo Gorge, I will leave the photo and post another photo (similar (-_-;)) on the Teppoishi River. It doesn't take long to get to the Teppoishi River and the area around the campsite, and the scenery is wonderful, so please stop by.
Images of Kirigasako Falls, Toragataki Falls, Moss Pier, etc. have been added. Details will be posted on YouTube's "Ehime Exploration Channel". If you can see that too, you can see the whole picture of Omogo Gorge.
5.06 months ago