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Iya Valley vine bridge

  • Iya Valley vine bridge
  • Iya Valley vine bridge


    This suspension bridge in the secluded Iya Valley of Tokushima Prefecture is one of Japan’s three unusual bridges. With a length of 45 m, a width of 2 m, a height of 14 m above the river, and a weight of 5 tonnes, the bridge is woven of wild vines. It presents a beautiful sight in every season, harmonizing with its natural surroundings. When you stand on the bridge, you can see the river beneath your feet, and so crossing it is a thrilling experience. It’s lit up every evening from 19:00 to 21:00, presenting a fantastic sight in the dark. It’s designated a national Tangible Folk Cultural Property.

    (*Open hours for kazurabashi bridge crossings: [April through June] 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; [July through August] 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; [September through March] 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

    Basic information

    162-2 Nishiiya-yamanura-zentoku, Miyoshi City, Tokushima
    How to Get There
    About a 5 minute walk from Kazurabashi bus stop
    Open time
    Available hours of crossing Kazurabashi Bridge [April through July 20] 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. [July 21 through August] 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. [September] 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. [October through November] 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. [December through January] 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. [February] 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. [March] 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Open year-round (Once every three years the road is closed from mid-January to late February due to the rebuilding of the bridge.)
    Adult: ¥550, Child [Elementary School Student] ¥350
    • Accessible by public transportation
    • Travel by car recommended
    • Parking available
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
    For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.
    ・Paid parking lot

    Detailed information

    0120-404-344 (Miyoshi City Tourist Information Center)
    Web Site
    This information is correct as of 12/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.