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Iyakei Valley

Nishiiyayamamura Tanouchi, Miyoshi 778-0101, Tokushima Prefecture
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Nice scenery but beware of the narrow roads

The valley is definitely scenic. Spare two nights in the valley in one of the onsen hotels so that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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Narrow drive all along

The road is narrow, winding and uphill / downhill, to be shared by vehicles from both directions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong
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Nishiiyayamamura Tanouchi, Miyoshi 778-0101, Tokushima Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The valley is definitely scenic. Spare two nights in the valley in one of the onsen hotels so that we can visit most of the scenic spots.

Thank ChungkaiSin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The road is narrow, winding and uphill / downhill, to be shared by vehicles from both directions, so slow speed and extra care should be maintained at all times. The drive up to the spot was scenic and worth stopping whenever there was a safe...More

Thank bkpkwok
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It is a statue of peeing boy located on the small mountain cliff. it is interesting as it situated in such way that it feels like boy is peeing in the river.Awesome view of the valley from the place.

Thank Jaineshshah
Reviewed 10 June 2017

For entering or exiting the Iya Valley this is a much nicer way than via Oboke, so its worth going out of your way for it (it takes about 10 or 15 minutes longer from Ikeda to go this way instead of through Oboke). Be...More

Thank PatMo84
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We found some ppl go hiking there but we went there by car. you can find some place to stop and see the scenic view.

Thank JaniceAuYeung
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is one of the least traveled places in Japan. You might think that you are instead in a remote Swiss mountaintop. We arranged in advance for a 5 hour taxi tour of the Iya Valley (with Iyakei Taxi - info@iya-taxi.jp - 23000Y). Our driver,...More

2  Thank wobbs1
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We drove out of Iya via the road through the Iya Gorge (Iyakei) and its much nicer than the road to/from Oboke. This old/original road into Iya has great views of the undisturbed valley, but the road is often one-laned and with lots of turns,...More

Thank Taki77
Reviewed 2 November 2016

i don't know the background history of this statue of a boy peeing. but that is a must visit place and stunning. good for taking picture and take view at here

Thank iamface
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were in awe when we arrived at this valley. Truly impressive sight. We stayed at the Iyaonsen hotel which offers spectacular view of the valley. Highly recommend.

Thank vdsl90
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Michelin guide ★★ spot. "Hinoji shaped Valley" looks like the hiragana character "ひ(hi)", where a ridge is located in the middle of Iya valley. This is an example of a scenic beauty accepted by the world.

Thank MiyoshiTourism
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