Explore Iya Valley Area (from Oboke)

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Explore the astonishing landscape of Iya Valley
From¥15,898

~ USD 146.25

Explore the astonishing landscape of Iya Valley
From¥15,898

~ USD 146.25

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  • Toyota Alphard 1-5 People, 2-6 SuitcasesStart Time: 09:00
  • HiAce Grand Cabin1-8 People, 9 SuitcasesStart Time: 09:00
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1 Day (6,5 Hours)
Availability : All year round
THIS TOUR STARTS FROM A LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE IN OBOKE.

You can pick your hotel, a train station or any other location as long as it is located within OBOKE CITY.

If you would like our assistance in reaching OBOKE, please book a customized bespoke tour instead.

 

PRICES START FROM:

+ JPY 24,216 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 5 PEOPLE (TOYOTA ALPHARD) = JPY121,080/GROUP

+ JPY 15,898 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 8 PEOPLE (HIACE GRAND CABIN) = JPY127,180/GROUP


Each booking will be charged per vehicle, irrespective of the number of passengers. The price per person will depend on the number of passengers in your group travelling in a single vehicle. Please note the maximum occupancy limits for each vehicle while booking. 

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?

+ Vehicle designated in selected package (either a Toyota Alphard or HiAce Grand Cabin)

+ English speaking driver (the driver is not a guide & may only have basic English skills)

+ Tolls, Highway Fees, Parking Fees, Fuel (and other associated vehicle costs for this itinerary)

+ Region Expert

 

SEAT PLAN
Toyota Alphard
HiAce Grand Cabin

 

HOW CAN I ADD A TOUR GUIDE?

Pick a date & package; press the PROCEED BOOKING button. The next screen will offer you the option to add on a REGION EXPERT (a local guide with expert knowledge of the area, its history and culture) for an additional fee. Other add-ons may also be available.

 

ITINERARY

This private package tour will start at a location of your choice within OBOKE and then proceed to your chosen destination options.

Please type in three options from the following after pressing the PROCEED BOOKING button.

Option 01: Iya Valley

Option 02: Ochiai Village

Option 03: Oku Iya

Option 04: Nagoro

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

The Iya Valley’s location deep in the mountains of Shikoku has kept it far off the beaten path, rewarding those who come with unspoiled natural scenery, narrow river gorges, rustic vine bridges and relaxing hot springs.

We start off in Oboke, just 30 minutes away from Iya Valley. After picking you up in one of our luxurious private vehicles, we will drive you through some spectacular countryside views to the three destinations of your choice.

 

Option 01: Iya Valley

Iya Valley Explore Iya Valley area Private Package Tour

The Iya Valley is a remote, mountainous valley in western Tokushima Prefecture. Located deep in the heart of Shikoku Island, the secluded valley is characterized by steep mountain slopes and deep rocky gorges which were traditionally crossed by vine bridges. Three of the vine bridges, Iya Kazurabashi and the Oku-Iya Kazurabashi bridges, are maintained to this day and remain some of the most popular attractions of the area. Iya is also well known for its hot springs and outdoor activities.

 

Option 02: Ochiai Village

Ochiai Village Explore Iya Valley area Private Package Tour

The many thatch-roofed houses built on the steep slopes of the mountains here are protected by their designation as nationally important districts for groups of historic buildings.

 

Option 03: Oku Iya

Oku Iya Explore Iya Valley area Private Package Tour

13 suspension bridges made of mountain vines (kazurabashi) used to be found throughout the Iya Valley and provided a vital means of getting people and goods across the river in the past. Two of the surviving bridges still stand side by side deep in the inner valley. They are known as the Oku-Iya Kazurabashi or couples bridges.

Entrance fee (separate from tour price, to be purchased on the spot)
Adult: JPY550 per person

 

Option 04: Nagoro

Nagoro Explore Iya Valley area Private Package Tour

Deep in Tokushima’s Iya Valley, in Japan’s smallest island Shikoku, lies a village inhabited by more scarecrows than humans — almost a 400 to 30 ratio. There are scarecrow farmers, woodcutters, children. These scarecrows were created by Tsukimi Ayano, who once lived in Nagoro when it had a little more vibrance. She moved back 17 years ago and decided to make these scarecrows in memory of the town’s former residents.

 


 

The tour will end with us dropping you off at a location of your choice in Oboke.

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