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Iya Kazura Bridge

Nishiiyayamamura Zentoku, Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture 778-0102, Japan
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Ranked #4 of 23 Attractions in Miyoshi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Lookouts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's fun to cross the vine bridge and kids would especially enjoy the adventure but note that the area is a now big tourist destination so be prepared for crowds.

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Monrovia, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This bridge is a delightful treat to walk across. The construction is really clever and beautiful; the bridge is made of vines that have been reinforced with cables and rebar. Apparently, the vines are replaced every three years. The slats you walk on are separated with gaps that make views down to the river below quite thrilling. The bridge also... More

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Mullumbimby, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Bit of a tourist trap nowadays, that is accessed at the top of a concrete car park but well worth walking down and crossing the rickety old-world bridge made of ivy vine. It shakes and rocks and most take ginger, little steps, whilst clinging onto dear life as the river below gushes, readily consuming whatever falls through the partings between... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

If you are in the area, it's worth going to visit the bridge and get a feel of the history and culture of the bridge (made of vine so that they can be severed easily if enemies approach). However, it is just a bridge so don't keep your expectations too high.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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49 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Lovely location well presented, drive past and park on the road to the right of the Bridge. Wait till the masses have gone or go early. Walk up the Gorge a little and enjoy.

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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Valley walks. Waterfall. Running water. Vine bridge. Nature. Birds in song. Calming. Nature at it's best in the Iya Valley.

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Melbourne, Australia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

We made the 15-20 min drive in here from the Oboke turnoff just after midday in a sunny Sunday. It was crazy. Buses and cars everywhere. Groups packed the bridge so we saved our 500yen and just viewed it from nearby. It's a good attraction I've a nice gorge but the area is ruined by a concrete hell badly planned... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This was a fun place to visit. First, during planning our visit we were all uncertain about how scary it would be and it built up the excitement. When we actually went it was fun and scenic (I am sorry, but we kind of made fun to ourselves about some of the other people that were there that really were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The vine bridge is fun to go and walk across, especially if your other half is scared of heights and wobbly things - but for me it was the overall setting that was so nice. It was a beautiful sunny but chilly April morning when we went, and thankfully not many other people around. After wiggling across the bridge, we... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

A fee of 500 yen per person is charged to cross this bridge. A vine suspension bridge that crosses a beautiful river below. This might not be the best attraction for children, it can be scary for those who are afraid of heights. I enjoyed the experience of crossing such a bridge and the view of the river below.

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