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4 weeks ago
“Quite lovely..”
11 Jun 2018
“Do not miss this one if you travel this way.”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Higaishiiya Ochiai, Miyoshi 778-0202, Tokushima Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely sight to behold seeing the historical thatched roof houses built on slopes of the mountain..the village was used to be full of residents but now probably less than 14 families living there..some are for rental though..to experience the lifestyle in the village..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jonih916
Reviewed 11 June 2018

I like the view of this village area. There is an old residence in the village offering free visit and explanation of the ancient life. The lady who explained to us did not speak English but she managed the explanation very well.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank vrkung
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We went looking for Ochiai to see the old style of living in the Iya. Though this town is barely different to the myriad of other beautiful towns. We drove and walked around and found a couple of thatched roof houses.. But otherwise it's a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ByronofMelbourne
Reviewed 9 May 2017

As part of a National Geographic Photo Expedition, or group had an opportunity to visit this village. The inhabitants went out of their way to make us feel welcome, including dressing in traditional costumes, involving us in the preparation of mochi, and serving us tea...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank paso57
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The village is located on mountain side with many small farm areas. There are some thatched roof house and some newer style. When walking on path it feel like old style village from story books, but there is car road that curves through village if...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Mariko_YM
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We started our encounter with Ochiai by taking a yoga class outside here, next to the shrine in the center of the village (check the Yama Yoga listing for info). In the morning the view was very beautiful looking down through the valley as the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Taki77
Reviewed 2 November 2016

far away place but ok to visit especially for sunny day. it is so beautiful and since not so crowded. it also enjoyable for taking deep breathe in this peaceful place.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank iamface
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This little village retains some old style japanese houses, which have thick thatch. It is best to do some research prior to going as there is no English at the village. We had a lovely walk up to the shrine at the top of the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank suem030
Reviewed 11 September 2016

delightful village to visit- the old houses, the hill it sits on and the valley underneath are well worth a visit- and a stay if you have the time

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mish_H50
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