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
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5.08 months 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.
5.0a year ago
No words for such an earthly paradise
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