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Historical Monument

Iya-no-Kazurabashi Bridge

祖谷のかずら橋

Designated as an Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property of the country, the 45 meter long and two meter wide suspension bridge crosses the clear running waters of the Iya River at a height of 14 meters above the water’s surface. The bridge is made of hardy kiwi vines that grow wild in the cold mountains and are replaced once every three years. Various views exist as to why the bridge was originally built, one of which says that it was constructed by fugitives of the Taira clan who, in order to prevent attackers getting close, built it out of vines so they could quickly cut it down. Another probable story says that it was made by the saint, Kobo Daishi, who used to roam the valleys of Iya, in order to help stricken villagers.

LOCATION
Tokushima Pref. Miyoshishi Nishiyayamamurazentoku 162-2
PHONE
0883760877
Hours
Varies depending on the season
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee] [Adult] 550yen [Elementary school students] 350yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 19, 2020)* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available
Updated at: June 22, 2022 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

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