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Iya Kazura Bridge, Miyoshi

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Spanning a lush river valley, Iya Kazura Bridge stands as one of the few remaining examples of an architectural design that incorporated bundles of thick vines as the main building material. Dating back to the 12th century, this bridge was once one of 13 different crossing points in the valley. Keep in mind that although the bridge appears precarious, it is backed up by iron cables and anchored to trees on each end. Put Iya Kazura Bridge into our Miyoshi trip itinerary maker tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Miyoshi.
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  • Bus takes nearly an hour. The taxi will charge astronomical amount for 20 minutes journey. This is the sore point. The views are as you would get in any area with mountain gorge. Fix the... 
    Bus takes nearly an hour. The taxi will charge astronomical amount for 20 minutes journey. This is the sore point. The views are as you would get in any area with mountain gorge. Fix the...  more »
  • The Iya Kazura Bridge is not the easiest place to get to from Mainland Japan, but I made a fun weekend out of it. The area is beautiful and the water is crystal clear. By the bridge there are parking....  more
    The Iya Kazura Bridge is not the easiest place to get to from Mainland Japan, but I made a fun weekend out of it. The area is beautiful and the water is crystal clear. By the bridge there are parking....  more »
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  • Saw this sightseeing place in a guidebook and upon arriving there, it was more amazing in person than the guidebook. There is a charge to cross the bridge, around 500 yen~ but they take PayPay surprisingly so payment shouldn't be an issue. The river flowing at the bottom is marvelous and has tiny tadpoles swimming in it. You'll also find a small waterfall at the bottom corner which is amazing in its own beauty. Be wary of the horseflies that will bite you. Make sure to cover yourself up.
  • Stopped by the famous vine bridge in Iya Valley - Incredible how they rebuild it every 3 years - by trimming vines which helps keep the forest healthy, they can maintain the traditional practice. This creates jobs and generates income for the local economy by bringing visitors to cross this bridge. They then wander around the area, see the waterfall, other nearby tourist attractions, buy local foods and souvenirs and pay for parking. Check out the souvenir shop up the hill for great local products like locally grown Awa-tea, local sake, soba noodles and other products. The dango 🍡 mochi on a stick is also a delicious and filling vegan snack 😋 It was fun (and a bit scary) to cross the vine bridge - so many great views along the way too!

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