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Iya Onsen

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Iya Onsen

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Ikedacho Matsuo, Miyoshi 778-0165 Tokushima Prefecture
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Iya Valley Brompton Bicycle Tour
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Iya Valley Brompton Bicycle Tour

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This tour lets you experience the beauty of the hidden Iya Valley at first hand through the magic of the Brompton bicycle.<br><br>After meeting in Awa-Ikeda, take the train to Oboke Station. While waiting for the bus at Oboke Station, check out the interesting shops. Then take a bus to the Iya Valley vine bridge. Near the vine bridge, you can see the beautiful Biwa Waterfall and go down to the Iya River.<br><br>From there, ride on the old road along the valley beside the emerald green Iya River. The beauty and grandeur of the ever-changing valley makes you forget your everyday life. Points of interest include the Hi no Ji Bend, and the Peeing Boy standing on a 200 m-high precipice. The Iya Valley road runs gently downhill for most of the way, so no special physical prowess is required. The rest area has a fine view, perfect for Instagram.<br><br>Enjoy the charm of the Iya Valley which can’t be experienced fully by car.
$102.38 per adult
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Chthka Wng wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I came to Iya Valley specifically to stay here. The drive to Iya Onsen is spectacular, and my stay at Iya Onsen was nothing short of amazing. the staff were so helpful and courteous, the food was fantastic, and the scenery from the hotel, from the cable car to the onsen, and the onsen itself has to be experienced to be believed. I'm determined to come visit Iya Onsen again.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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IvanL wrote a review Oct 2019
Vilvoorde, Belgium51 contributions12 helpful votes
We specifically came to this area for this breathtaking Onsen experience. First is the cable car leading you down to the river from the main building which is an attraction in itself how steep it goes down. Then you arrive down at their outdoor Onsen which has 3 compartments, 2 which they swap every other day between male and female and a third private compartment which you need to reserve in advance. The onsen waters are not too hot so you can take a long relaxing soak while admiring the river and valley. Very special here is that you don’t need to wash up before entering because the water is so abundant that it keeps flowing at all times. It is rich in sulfur so there’s the trademark smell but we did not find it bothering at all, likely thanks to the fact that it’s a completely open bath.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Thomas N wrote a review May 2019
Tokushima, Japan135 contributions22 helpful votes
This was a lovely little trip for us into Iya. Although the weather was misty which limited our views this time, it made the atmosphere really mysterious and felt even more like Japan. The surroundings for your Onsen time are awesome, the water is lovely, not too hot, so you can bathe for an extended period. Unlike many, you are only expected to rinse before getting in because it’s fast flowing into and out of the bath. There’s no shower facilities which is why, if you were looking to get shower clean you would also use the indoor one at the hotel. However if you only used the indoor one you really would be completely missing the point. Be sure to take your own towel if possible, although you can buy a fairly decent one for around 800 yen. The staff were very accommodating, allowing our 1 and 1/2 year old into the bath and also, because we’d missed out on lunch due to heavy traffic problems earlier in the trip, they let us buy some noodle pots from the shop and have them in the restaurant with an amazing view. If you are passing this way do give it a go although leave plenty of time if you’re driving and get there well before 1pm if you want to try the local food which looked amazing.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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sidadam wrote a review Apr 2019
Singapore90 contributions20 helpful votes
A great resort with an onsen that can be accessed by cable car from the resort. They also have an indoor bath (but why anyone would use that when the outdoor one with a fantastic view is just 5 mins away we couldn't understand). The rooms are spacious with sweeping views of the valley. The restaurant serves a great selection of traditional Japanese food for both breakfast and dinner.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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buttonface86 wrote a review Jan 2019
Singapore, Singapore61 contributions42 helpful votes
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The location of this onsen is second to none. The superb view and serenity of the valley is what you are paying for. The water is fantastic and my skin is Super smooth after the dip. The meals taste good. Mostly vegetables and local produces. Was expecting something nicer since the price of the room with meal is quite high. Anyway, no free ice-cream or night time snacks. The well stocked mini bar is free. You can find some beer and soft drinks. The rooms are modern and good. I had a room with a outdoor private bathtub. View is awesome. Having been spoiled silly by other onsen hotels in japan over the years, I am truly not that impressed by the service at this onsen. They are did their job well and are very professional. However, they lacked the warmth and friendliness I am accustomed to in such high end onsen. My Mother spend her 70th birthday there and I’ve informed them earlier about it. But there were no surprise or well wishes from them. I know I’m being a cheapskate for expecting that but it’s a cheap thrill that would make a birthday boy or girl’s day. I tend to travel to japan with my parents during their birthdays and almost all the hotels will prepare something nice for them. At the end of the day, it’s all about location location. This onsen knows that well and they know people will travel far and wide to take a cable car ride down for a dip in their pool. I’m happy to strike this off my onsen bucket list.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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