• Iya・Oboke・Tsurugisan


The deep mountainous area in the western part of Tokushima Prefecture has long been known as "Sora no Sato" ("Land of the Sky").The area retains the original landscape of Japan, including Mt. Tsurugi, the second highest mountain in western Japan, the beautiful gorges of Oboke and Koboke, and the unexplored Iya Valley.Visitors can feel the rural lifestyle nurtured by the Yoshino River that flows through Tokushima Prefecture, and at the "Udatsu no Machinami" , you can see the prosperous indigo merchants who used the Yoshino River's boat transport system.Visitors can also enjoy the unique cuisine of this area, such as Iya soba noodles, Handa somen noodles, and gibier.

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