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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