Iya Valley is a steep gorge in the dense mountain forest in the western part Tokushima Prefecture. There are narrow roads hanging the cliffs, ranging from 20m to 200m in height. This has been a secluded, off-the-beaten-path area for many centuries, and in the 12th century, the defeated Taira clan members are said to have escaped and settled here after the Gempei War (1180-1185).
Key attractions include the vine-made suspension bridges crossing the ravine, some of which are about 4om long and 2m wide, and the 200m precipice with a statue of a peeing boy stands standing at the edge. There are onsen inns atop the cliff and the views of autumn foliage are very stunning. Enjoy buckwheat noodles and konnyaku (jelly-like health food), both specialties in the region.
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5.03 months ago
The autumn leaves were very beautiful. It's a place where one is able to relax.
5.02 months ago
A very beautiful place.
4.0a year ago
Super scenic. Best cycling ever. Avoid weekends and public holidays.
5.0a year ago
This is a unique place that must be visited.
Please be aware of the trains time table
5.0a year ago
Amazing fall colors. Go in early November if you can and bring your camera. You'll be blown away...