Undiscovered Iya Valley is Calling!

Embark on a thrilling adventure of Iya Valley in Tokushima Prefecture with the bus tour expedition, where travel enthusiasts and food lovers unite for an unforgettable experience!

Join us on January 24th and 25th, 2024, as we explore the hidden gems of Iya Valley, a picturesque destination waiting to be discovered.

What Iya Valley Has To Offer

Nestled in the western expanse of Tokushima Prefecture lies the serene and relatively undiscovered Iya Valley. This remote mountainous valley, known as Iyakei (祖谷渓), offers a tranquil escape in the heart of Shikoku Island. Characterized by steep mountain slopes and rocky gorges, the landscape is crisscrossed by vine bridges, providing an adventurous hiking experience along the Iya River.

The Iya Valley is more than just a geographical marvel; it’s an ideal destination for immersing yourself in Japan’s local culture, indulging in delightful regional cuisine, and reconnecting with nature.

The region boasts three well-preserved vine bridges—namely, the Iya Kazurabashi and the Oku-Iya Kazurabashi bridges—that stand as iconic attractions, inviting visitors to traverse these historic structures suspended over the rugged terrain.

As you explore the valley, you’ll encounter not only the breathtaking scenery but also the cultural richness that defines the area. In addition to its natural wonders, Iya is renowned for its soothing hot springs and a myriad of outdoor activities, adding to the allure of this hidden gem in western Tokushima.

Discover the perfect blend of culture, food, and nature as you venture into the enchanting Iya Valley.

Enjoy The Tour With Us!


January 24th and 25th, 2024


40 people (minimum participants: 10 people)

Departure Location

In front of Tokushima Station (8:00-18:00)

Tour Itinerary

  1. JR Tokushima Station
  2. Yoshinogawa High Way Yoshinogawa Service Area
  3. Kazurabashi Yumebutai
  4. Ochiai Shuraku Village Nakagami Observation Deck
  5. Higashi-Iya Museum of Local History and Folklore
  6. Ochiai Shuraku Village / Nagaoka-ke Historic House (Lunch)
  7. Vine Bridges of Iya Valley

The journey is made even more enchanting with the guidance and interpretation of Mr. Ota from the local tourism association, providing insights into the rich history and cultural significance of each destination.

Vegan Culinary Delight

A tour highlight is Nagaoka-ke Historic House, where you’ll indulge in a luxurious vegan bento box crafted by Chef Kusumoto of the renowned Tokyo vegan restaurant “Saido”.

Vegan bento that was served on monitor tour in Iya Valley in Nov 2023

This culinary experience goes beyond the ordinary, offering a rare and valuable opportunity to savor exquisite plant-based cuisine in a traditional setting.

How to Join

Don’t miss out on this chance to explore the wonders of Iya Valley while savoring delectable vegan cuisine. Join us for a travel and food experience like no other!

Apply Now

Official Website of Iya Valley Bus Tour