Nishi Iya (west of Iya valley)

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Accessible from Oboke or Awa Ikeda, the west of Iya Valley (Nishi Iya) is the most touristic. Cut off from the rest of the world for many years, its only source of income used to be buckwheat, barley, tobacco and millet crops. It has managed to withstand the onslaught of concrete, in particular along the scenic road (former Route 32) that winds its way for 20km between the hamlets of Nishi Iya and Iya-guchi. It commands a number of breathtaking viewpoints of the gorges.

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Address:

-, - Miyoshi

Nearby tourist attractions

Kazura-bashi Vine Bridge Kazura-bashi Vine Bridge
Kazura-bashi Vine Bridge
Nishi Iya
0:30
Heike Yashiki (Folkore Museum) Heike Yashiki (Folkore Museum)
Heike Yashiki (Folkore Museum)
Miyoshi-shi
1:00
Chiiori Chiiori
Chiiori
Miyoshi
0:15
Iya Valley Iya Valley
Iya Valley
Oboke
4:00
Lapis Oboke (Michi-no Eki Oboke Museum)
Lapis Oboke (Michi-no Eki Oboke Museum)
Miyoshi
Oboke Gorges Oboke Gorges
Oboke Gorges
Oboke
0:30
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