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
240 minutes
Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Accessible from Oboke or Awa Ikeda, the
240 minutes
Kazura-bashi Vine Bridge
Kazura-bashi Vine Bridge
Kazura-bashi will delight thrill seekers
30 minutes
Heike Yashiki (Folkore Museum)
Heike Yashiki (Folkore Museum)
A few kilometres from Oboke, this
60 minutes
Heike Yashiki (Folkore Museum)
Heike Yashiki (Folkore Museum)
A few kilometres from Oboke, this
60 minutes
Oboke Gorges
Oboke Gorges
The spectacular gorges of the Yoshino
30 minutes
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Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Accessible from Oboke or Awa Ikeda, the
240 minutes
Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)
Accessible from Oboke or Awa Ikeda, the
240 minutes
Oboke Gorges
Oboke Gorges
The spectacular gorges of the Yoshino
30 minutes
See all