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Address: Nishiiyayamamura | Tanouchi, Miyoshi 779-5165, Tokushima Prefecture
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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visit there by car

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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Menlo Park, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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, a neat young woman from the area dressed in the expected suit and white gloves,... More 

Thank wobbs1
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

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, so drive with caution! It takes about 45 minutes to drive the whole length from... More 

Thank Taki77
hong kong
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565 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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
Toronto, Canada
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260 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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
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Reviewed 25 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
Hong Kong
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The view along the way from Oboke station to Iya Onsen is stunning. The landscape is eye opening is worth the trouble of getting there.

Thank TWHK
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

we were there during spring. while it was all nice greenery, i dont think the view is that impressive for one to drive up all the way. luckily for us, we took a bus tour and not self drive. i think it will be more pretty if you visit during autumn

Thank hakuta00
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

The drive to Iya Valley was nothing short of stunning. In fact, we were already very blown away at how beautiful the entire place was when we were at the Oboke and the Koboke Gorges. You may choose to ride a sightseeing ferry for more views. We then painstakingly drove up the harrowing winding roads to the Manneken Pis Statue,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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170 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

We drove to Iya Valley on our way from Kochi to Takamatsu, taking route 32, and avoiding toll roads. You save a bit of time going on the Kochi Expressway, but you still end up having to taking some windy mountain roads once you get into the hills. We took the expressway from Matusyama to Kochi, so we wanted to... More 

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