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9-3 Nishiiyayamamura Zentoku, Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture 778-0102, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 11 Miyoshi B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Monrovia, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We spent two luxurious nights at Iya Bijin in May 2014, and even before we left we wanted to come back. The location is gorgeous. Our room hung right over the gorge, with the stream rushing along a hundred feet below. Although the inn was full and there were many other guests, it was always silent in our room, even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Great location for exploring both Iya East & West. Then a soak in private onsen where the scenic lookout brings back many happy memories of the day's discoveries. Exquisitely presented meals that showcase the valley's produce and culinary tradition. But it is the hospitality & friendliness of the team that made the stay most memorable. Many thanks.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The ryokan is tucked just a little ways into the Iya valley, so it made a great base for day trips further in to the more remote Higashi-iya. The staff were very helpful and had great recommendations for things to see and also drive times. The food was incredible and the rooms were fantastic, but the highlight had to be... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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75 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We enjoyed three nights here relaxing and touring locally. It is set high up on the Iya Gorge, a small hotel with all one requires for a relaxing time. View down into the Gorge and along it is incredible. Onsen Cyprus Bath in the room with a magnificent view across the narrow valley. Large windows with plenty of fresh air... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Although a bit pricey, this ryokan is worth every dollar. The staff are warm and welcoming from the minute you arrive. The room is lovely and the view from the bath is breath taking. With the room comes dinner and breakfast the next morning. I think the meals were some of the best I have ever eaten! We only stayed... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2009

We chose this place after the reading the 2 previous reviews. They do not lie! We booked by email, writing in English and got a fairly prompt response. In old fashioned Japanese style, bookings are made on trust, and we paid on departure, in cash. We did not expect to be able to pay by credit card and never asked... More

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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2009

Iya Bijin is pretty incredible. The outside of the Inn looks a bit tudor roadhousy and small, but once you are inside and go downstairs it all opens up. We had had quite a bad time getting to Iya on time (wrong turn on the expressway!) but once the door to our room was opened we pretty much cheered up... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2009

We were blessed to stay in this modern Ryokan for one night on 14 April 2009. We found it through another Trip Advisor members posting in her trip report. This is not just a room for the night but a wonderful Japanese experience. Iya Bijin sits on the side of a mountain overlooking the Iya Valley with a river below... More

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Address: 9-3 Nishiiyayamamura Zentoku, Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture 778-0102, Japan
Location: Japan > Shikoku > Tokushima Prefecture > Miyoshi
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