A Thousand Years,a hidden hamlet : Iya & Oboke Shangri-la Tour

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A Thousand Years,a hidden hamlet : Iya & Oboke Shangri-la Tour

Sustaining natural life for over a thousand years in the steep mountains, Iya and Oboke villages let you discover the key to what value and life style are. The encounter with the villagers will make you understand the reason why the place has been able to be a paradise on earth.

Miyoshi city: Ochiai village Community in Higashi Iya Mountain

Designated as an Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings by the Japanese government, Ochiai village is a typical community developed on a steep slope of a mountain. It is also known to have a sustainable community system, with paths that go through under eaves of the houses and a shrine that is the center of the community.

Miyoshi city: Vine Bridge of Nishi Iya

This vine bridge is said to have been built by ancient Samurai warriors, so that they could cut it down if they needed to escape. This is a symbol of Iya region and a gateway to the villages which sustain the life deep in the mountains. As you walk on the bridge it thrillingly sways and lets you enjoy the view of the clear Iya River.
Plan Detail
Meeting place JR Oboke station or hotels at Oboke Iya Hot-spring town
Duration 1 October 2018~31 March 2019
Excluded dates 29 December 2018~4 January 2019
Timing 9:00~13:00 (4hours) Please come to the meeting place by 8:50
Group size 2~8 people
Minimum no. of participants 2 people
Price 25,800 yen per person (no special price setting for a child)
Contact for reservation Sora-no-Sato 0883-76-0713
Application deadline 4 days in advance of the departure date
Cancellation terms In accord with Terms and Conditions (20% fee is charged for a cancellation received by 10 days before departure, 30% by 4 days, 40% by the day before, 50% by departure time, 100% if not showing up without contact)
Special gift A set of original postcards, a coaster made of the material for the vine bridge
Fees included in price Chartered taxi, stay at traditional housings, tax
Age No special setting for child. Free of charge for under 2 if not using a seat.
Weather May be cancelled if there are advisories of impending bad weather
Other Route may change depending on the road conditions
Oboke Station 9:00---10:00 Ochiai Hamlet Viewpoint 10:30---11:00 Oku-Iya Vine Bridge 12:00----13:00 Oboke Station
※From December to March「Kazurabashi of Iya」will be replaced by「Peeing Boy Statue of Oboke Gorge
Taxi drivers will guide the tour. Entrance fee to Oku Iya Vine Bridge is not included.