Oku-Iya Double Vine Bridge
Oku-Iya Double Vine Bridge
Oku-Iya Double Vine Bridge
Oku-Iya Double Vine Bridge
Oku-Iya Double Vine Bridge Oku-Iya Double Vine Bridge Oku-Iya Double Vine Bridge Oku-Iya Double Vine Bridge

Oku-Iya Double Vine Bridge stretches across the Iya River flowing through the Oku-Iya district of Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture. It is said that the Taira clan (one of the 4 most important clans that dominated in Japanese politics), who lost the Genpei War about 800 years ago, built the bridge for horse-riding practice in Mt.Tsurugi. Since there are two bridges, Otokobashi (lit. Man Bridge) and Onnabashi (lit. Woman Bridge), it is also known as "Otokobashi Onnabashi" or "Meotobashi" (Married bridge). The frame is made from the vine plant "hardy kiwi", which grows naturally in the high mountains. You will feel the thrill of a primitive suspension bridge that sways every time you walk. Around the bridge, you can enjoy the scenery of the four seasons changes dramatically.

  • Address

    Higashiiyasugeoi, Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture

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  • Entry fee

    Adults (junior high school students and higher): 550 yen / Children (elementary school students): 350 yen / Infants: Free
    * Fees might differ, please check the recent information on the website.

  • Opening Hours

    April-June: 8: 00-17: 00 / July-September: 7: 30-18: 00 / October-November: 8: 00-17: 00
    * For recent information, please check the tourist website.

  • Closed

    December-March: Closed for winter

  • Website

    https://miyoshi-tourism.jp/spot/okuiya...

  • Best Season

    Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct., Nov.

  • Point

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  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    About 2 hours by car from Ikawa-Ikeda IC; about an hour and 50 minutes by car from Mima IC; about an hour and 30 minutes by car from National Highway No. 32 (Oboke)

    Take the Shikoku Kotsu bus from JR Oboke station and transfer at the "Kubo" bus stop. Take the municipal bus bound for Mt.Tsurugi and get off at the "Nijyu Kazura Bashi" bus stop.

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