Iya Valley, Hinoji Valley (祖谷渓・ひの字渓谷)
Iya Valley is located in a remote part of the western prefecture of Tokushima. The mountainous valley is one of Japan’s scenic areas, famous for its vine bridges and beautiful nature. When you arrive you will come across the Iya River that flows like the hiragana letter ひ hi, giving it the name Hinoji Valley in Iya Valley. The area is literally surrounded by beautiful steep and iconic looking mountains, not to mention…As we drove through the day I realized there were many many tunnels…. It was a very refreshing experience and felt so happy to be able to get away from the cities and towns and enter into the forever green.