Iya Valley

Interesting
The valley is a playground for fans of outdoor sports. Located in the centre of the island of Shikoku with a varied landscape, by turns verdant and steep - especially in the Oboke Gorges - and traversed by cooling mountain streams, the Iya Valley has two faces. Its western slopes (Nishi Iya), which are increasingly popular with visitors and partially traversed by a splendid panoramic route, and its lesser-known eastern slopes (Higashi Iya), which are further off the beaten track. A region well worth exploring.

Useful information

Phone:

+81 883-84-1489

Opening hours

visitor centre at Awa Ikeda station 9am-5pm

Nearby tourist attractions

Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Accessible from Oboke or Awa Ikeda, the
4:00
Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Accessible from Oboke or Awa Ikeda, the
4:00
Kazura-bashi Vine Bridge
Kazura-bashi Vine Bridge
Kazura-bashi will delight thrill seekers
0:30
Heike Yashiki (Folkore Museum)
Heike Yashiki (Folkore Museum)
A few kilometres from Oboke, this
1:00
Heike Yashiki (Folkore Museum)
Heike Yashiki (Folkore Museum)
A few kilometres from Oboke, this
1:00
Oboke Gorges
Oboke Gorges
The spectacular gorges of the Yoshino
0:30
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Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Accessible from Oboke or Awa Ikeda, the
4:00
Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Accessible from Oboke or Awa Ikeda, the
4:00
Oboke Gorges
Oboke Gorges
The spectacular gorges of the Yoshino
0:30
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