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Samurai House Old Kita Residence

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Samurai House Old Kita Residence

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43 Oeda Higashi-Iya, Miyoshi 778-0204 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.
$96.48 per adult
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Mpeg36 wrote a review Aug 2019
Canberra, Australia244 contributions108 helpful votes
Yes, there is a very windy single lane road up to this house - but just take it slow and steady. The house is well maintained and the woman there gave us information in English. Worth the drive up just for the view!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Leo3163 wrote a review Mar 2018
Melbourne, Australia90 contributions34 helpful votes
Tried to visit the samurai house kita residence (武家屋敷), which is up a considerably windy narrow road. Directions are very well signposted once off the main road. On arrival was a sign saying it is closed Dec 1, 2017 to Mar 31, 2018 for renovations. There was one English signpost outside explaining the historical significance of the house, which leads me to think the renovation might incorporate for English information provision. The equally desolate temple (神社) next door has a very impressive 800 year old cedar tree on its ground, which is worth a look.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Letthemeatdust wrote a review May 2016
Perth, Australia43 contributions44 helpful votes
One of the longest 4km drive in Iya valley with hairpin turns and very tight roads. I (passenger) felt car sick immediately. On arrival at the top, whilst the building itself was nice to look at from the outside, there was minimal information in English so we could not learn more about the artefacts inside the building. We were also not able to find the suicide room because of this. It was slightly disappointing. The house is not at its original location. We would recommend coming prepared with the history of this building before coming if you cannot speak/read Japanese. For 310 yen entry unfortunately for us, this was not worth the drive.
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Date of experience: April 2016
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