Iya Valley

Alicia Tan

Mar 13, 2017

The Iya Valley (祖谷渓, Iyakei) is a remote, mountainous valley in western Tokushima Prefecture. Located deep in the heart of Shikoku Island, the secluded valley is characterized by steep mountain slopes and deep rocky gorges which were traditionally crossed by vine bridges.

Writer Alex Kerr once traversed this hidden mountainous region and ended up buying and restoring an old thatched roof house here. The best way to get here is by car, although there are regular buses and trains that make a stop at the Oboke station or Iyaguchi Station.

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