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Iya-no-Kazurabashi Bridge祖谷のかずら橋

Historical Monument

Designated as an Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property of the country, the 45 meter long and two meter wide suspension bridge crosses the clear running waters of the Iya River at a height of 14 meters above the water’s surface. The bridge is made of hardy kiwi vines that grow wild in the cold mountains and are replaced once every three years. Various views exist as to why the bridge was originally built, one of which says that it was constructed by fugitives of the Taira clan who, in order to prevent attackers getting close, built it out of vines so they could quickly cut it down. Another probable story says that it was made by the saint, Kobo Daishi, who used to roam the valleys of Iya, in order to help stricken villagers.


Tokushima Pref. Miyoshishi Nishiyayamamurazentoku 162-2

phone 0120404344

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Review of Iya Kazura Bridge

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/23 Easy and Fun
The bridge is inexpensive and fun to cross though I wouldn’t take a small child. The scenery is gorgeous and the Biwa waterfall is just 50 meters away. If you love the mountains and the sound of...
Reviewed:2018/10/14 Worth the drive
Definitively worth to try the bridges and the hand-pulled cable car. Dip your feet in the clear waters of the river, it's fun!
Reviewed:2018/09/16 Nice placec
Beautiful location even if quite a lot of people. Nice place to take picture.
Worth to go and spend a bit of time further next to the river

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Tokushima Pref. Miyoshishi Nishiyayamamurazentoku 162-2 [map]



Sunday's out-Sunset
open everyday
[Admission fee]Adults550yen, Elementary School Students350yen
Parking Lot
Available (Cars 293 spaces, large bus 34 spaces)
※ Please use Kazura Bridge Yume Mai spaces.
Credit Card
Not available

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          The southeastern corner of Shikoku is home to Tokushima prefecture, a region celebrated for its luscious nature and the nation’s favorite Awa Odori, an energetic dance to which an annual summer festival has been dedicated. Keeping the upbeat tempo, whirlpools excite the Naruto sea off Tokushima, while inland, dramatic cliffs line the Iya Valley, promising unrivaled views of vast and vibrant scenery.

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