Nature of Tokushima

Numerous irreplaceable natural environments remain in Tokushima Prefecture.
Besides the Yoshino River, also known as Shikoku Saburou, that counts as one of the three greatest rivers in Japan, the region also boasts numerous prominent mountains in western Japan such as Mt. Tsurugi and is surrounded by the Kii Channel, Harima-nada and Pacific Ocean on three fronts.
Blessed with clean air and water, the benefits that an easy lifestyle brings are immeasurable.

Tokushima, a fishing paradise

Tokushima is also famous as a fishing paradise which offers all forms of fishing including river fishing, surf fishing, boat fishing and so on.
The Yoshino River, Naka River, Katsuura River, Kaifu River, etc., are some of the sites that people can enjoy fishing for Ayu (sweetfish) and Amego (salmon).
Anan Fukumura, Hiwasa, Mugi Oshima, etc., are some of the sites where people can go surf fishing for Chinu (black porgy) and Gure (blackfish).
The Naruto Strait, Ishima Sea and Shishikui Sea, etc., are areas where people can fish for sea bream, Japanese yellowtail and greater amberjack, etc. from boats.
The entire prefecture offers the best fishing spots. With all the fishing sites being located an hour's drive away, Tokushima is indeed a fishing paradise for avid anglers.

The Yoshino River

The Yoshino River, also known as Shikoku Saburou, ranks as one of Japan's three greatest rivers. Originating in the Kamega Forest on the border between Kochi and Ehime Prefectures in Central Shikoku, the river runs through eastern Tokushima Prefecture and out into the Kii Channel. Some 194km in length, the Yoshino River is a symbol of Tokushima, and the view of the 1.3km wide river mouth is sure to leave an impression.

Mountain Climbing

Mt. Tsurugi, 1,955 meters in height, is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains. On the mountain, where primeval forests still remain and alpine plants grow in profusion, visitors can enjoy beautiful landscapes during all seasons.

Seas of Tokushima

The whirlpools of the Naruto Strait,formed by the flow of the tide,are natural phenomena known for their world-class scale and size.
Large whirlpools moving at more than 20 knots and reaching up to 20 metres in diameter often form in spring and autumn.

The coastline of Tokushima boasts of many prominent sights in Japan and the Takegashima Marine Park and the Ohama Coast that has been designated a national natural monument for being a spawning site for sea turtles are some of the sights that are worth seeing.
There is also a wide range of marine leisure activities such as surfing, diving, sea-kayaking, etc., that anyone can start easily.