Oku-Iya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge
Experience a Thrilling Suspension Bridge Located Deep in a Secluded Area
Beyond Oboke Gorge, called one of the leading unexplored regions of Japan, you will find Oku-Iya Niju Kazurabashi Bridge. On a plateau with an elevation of about 1000 meters, there is an ancient double suspension bridge by this name, made of creeping plants such as ivy-leafed ferns.
Since a “male” and “female” bridge cross this gorge, it is also known as the “Wedded Bridge”. The “male” bridge, 42 meters long and 2 meters wide, is 12 meters above the water. Although it is much more compact than the Iya no Kazurabashi Bridge, another bridge over Oboke Gorge, you will feel the same thrill when you stand on this bridge. The “female” bridge measures 22 meters long, 1.2 meters wide and 4 meters high.
What’s more, you won’t want to miss the “Wild Monkey”, a human-powered ropeway to the side of the “female” bridge. Cross over the gorge in a wooden basket, called “yagata”, with a hand-pulled rope. Since it’s powered by people, you’ll need muscle to move it, but this is another interesting thrill to be found here.
These are two vine suspension bridges beyond Iya no Kazurabashi Bridge.
Have fun on thrilling suspension bridges in beautiful natural scenery.
There is a human-powered ropeway, called the “Wild Monkey”, next to the bridge.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 620 Higashi Iya Sugeoi, Miyoshi City, Tokushima
- 0883-76-0877 (Miyoshi City Office of Tourism)
April-June 8:00 am-5:00 pm
July-September 7:30 am-6:00 pm
- Winter (December -March)
- Adults (age 13 and over) 550 yen; Children (6-12 years old) 350 yen
- From JR Oboke Station, take the Shikoku Kotsu bus bound for Kubo, and change buses at Kubo bus stop. Take a local bus bound for Mount Tsurugi and get off at Oku Iya Niju Kazurabashi bus stop, and walk there.
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