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Shikoku Iya Valley | Hidden Mountain Range

Shikoku Iya Valley | Hidden Mountain Range

Situated in the western part of Tokushima and nearly in the center of Shikoku, the Iya area is one of the three large hidden mountain regions in Japan, forming a part of Mt. Tsurugi Quasi-National Park. Deep in the bosom of Mt. Tsurugi-san, the second tallest mountain in Shikoku, the region is surrounded by mountains in the Shikoku Mountain district, with a deep valley formed among the mountains cut through by the limpid Iya-gawa River, a tributary of the Yoshino-gawa River. The vine bridge over the Iya-gawa River, called Iya-no-Kazura-bashi, is a 45-meter-long and 2-meter-wide suspension bridge with a height of 14 meters from the water level. Designated a national important folkloric property as one of Japan's three rare bridges, the bridge is rebuilt every three years. If you go deeper upstream into the recesses of Iya, you will find a double vine bridge made up of female and male bridges, called Oku-iya Niju Kazura-bashi.


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