Noteworthy Accommodations in Tokushima Prefecture

Itinerary Type :
Architecture, Farm Stays, Onsens, Unique Accommodations
Number of Stops
10
Est. Drive
63 km / 39.4 miles - 2 hours and 18 minutes
 
The accommodations listed in this itinerary are noteworthy for a variety of reasons. The order is only that of a circle to display them easily on the map. Some are outstanding deluxe properties, while others offer the simplicity of a temple stay, or a farm stay, but all provide unique insights into the local culture of Tokushima Prefecture. We apologize if we have left any other noteworthy accommodations off this list. Please feel free to email us (info at drivejapan dot info) any suggestions for additions.
 

63 km / 39.4 miles - 2 hours and 18 minutes
1. Iya Onsen (Hotel) - 和の宿ホテル祖谷温泉

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MapCode :
357 308 132*28
Phone :
088-375-2311
Description :
The Iya Onsen is the only hotel in the Iya Valley. It has a spectacular location on the cliffs above the Iya River. Guests take a small cable car down to the river's edge for the memorable onsen experience.

Their restaurant is open daily for meals from 07:00 – 21:00.

See their website for details.
Address :
367-28 Matsuo Matumoto, Ikeda-cho, Miyoshi-shii, Tokushima 778-0165
46.9 km /  29.1 miles - (1 hours 29 minutes)
2. Chiiori Mountain Lodge - 篪庵(ちいおり

MapCode :
357 103 263*14
Phone :
088-388-5290
Description :
The Chiiori Mountain Lodge is a project of the Chiiori Alliance, affiliated with noted author and Japanologist Alex Kerr. This is the first farmhouse renovated by, and is the headquarters of, the Alliance.

The house dates from the Gengoku Period (1699-1720). The house is typical of old Iya construction: with wooden floors (as opposed to tatami mats), irori 囲炉裏 (floor hearths), and massive beams and rafters - all smoked black from centuries of fires burning in the floor hearths. The house took the name Chiiori 篪庵, which means "House of the Flute."

Courtesy of the Chiiori Alliance.

See their website for details.
Address :
209 Higashiiyatsurui, Miyoshi, Tokushima 778-0206, Japan
12.8 km /  8.0 miles - (33 minutes)
3. Tougenko Iya - Udoku Minka - 桃源郷祖谷の山里 - 浮生

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MapCode :
357 172 379*33
Phone :
088-388-2540
Description :
The Tougenko Mountain Village is a project of the Chiiori Alliance, affiliated with noted author and Japanologist Alex Kerr. It is located in the mysterious and beautiful Iya Valley of Tokushima Prefecture. The "village" offers a choice of eight restored, renovated and revitalized thatched roof farmhouses ("minkas"). All have Japanese-style sleeping arrangements but modern toilets, kitchen (stocked with utensils) and laundry facilities, radiant floor heating, WiFi, etc. Catered meals are available with prior arrangement.

The Udoku minka can accommodate 3 persons.

The office is located around the back of the Ochiai Elementary School (MapCode: ). Book this minka directly via a form on the website or via telephone.

See their website for details.
Hours :
Office hours are 09:00 - 17:00 daily.
Check-in from 15:00 - 18:00. Check-out by 10:00.
Check-in at the office behind the Ochiai Elementary School.
Address :
140 Higashi-Iya, Ochiai, Miyoshi, Tokushima 778-0202
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4. Tougenko Iya - Seiko Minka - 桃源郷祖谷の山里 -

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MapCode :
357 172 408*74
Phone :
088-388-2540
Description :
The Tougenko Mountain Village is a project of the Chiiori Alliance, affiliated with noted author and Japanologist Alex Kerr. It is located in the mysterious and beautiful Iya Valley of Tokushima Prefecture. The "village" offers a choice of eight restored, renovated and revitalized thatched roof farmhouses ("minkas"). All have Japanese-style sleeping arrangements but modern toilets, kitchen (stocked with utensils) and laundry facilities, radiant floor heating, WiFi, etc. Catered meals are available with prior arrangement.

The Seiko minka can accommodate 5 persons.

The office is located around the back of the Ochiai Elementary School (MapCode: 357 142 897*17). Book this minka directly via a form on the website or via telephone.

See their website for details.
Hours :
Office hours are 09:00 - 17:00 daily.
Check-in from 15:00 - 18:00. Check-out by 10:00.
Check-in at the office behind the Ochiai Elementary School.
Address :
150 Higashi-Iya Ochiai, Miyoshi, Tokushima 778-0202
1.1 km /  0.7 miles - (4 minutes)
5. Tougenko Iya - Tanzan Minka - 桃源郷祖谷の山里 - 談山

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MapCode :
357 172 520*14
Phone :
088-388-2540
Description :
The Tougenko Mountain Village is a project of the Chiiori Alliance, affiliated with noted author and Japanologist Alex Kerr. It is located in the mysterious and beautiful Iya Valley of Tokushima Prefecture. The "village" offers a choice of eight restored, renovated and revitalized thatched roof farmhouses ("minkas"). All have Japanese-style sleeping arrangements but modern toilets, kitchen (stocked with utensils) and laundry facilities, radiant floor heating, WiFi, etc. Catered meals are available with prior arrangement.

The Tanzan minka can accommodate 8 persons.

The office is located around the back of the Ochiai Elementary School (MapCode: 357 142 897*17). Book this minka directly via a form on the website or via telephone.

See their website for details.
Hours :
Office hours are 09:00 - 17:00 daily.
Check-in from 15:00 - 18:00. Check-out by 10:00.
Check-in at the office behind the Ochiai Elementary School.
Address :
Higashi-Iya Ochiai, Miyoshi, Tokushima 778-0202
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6. Tougenko Iya - Souten Minka - 桃源郷祖谷の山里 - 蒼天

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MapCode :
357 172 549*58
Phone :
088-388-2540
Description :
The Tougenko Mountain Village is a project of the Chiiori Alliance, affiliated with noted author and Japanologist Alex Kerr. It is located in the mysterious and beautiful Iya Valley of Tokushima Prefecture. The "village" offers a choice of eight restored, renovated and revitalized thatched roof farmhouses ("minkas"). All have Japanese-style sleeping arrangements but modern toilets, kitchen (stocked with utensils) and laundry facilities, radiant floor heating, WiFi, etc. Catered meals are available with prior arrangement.

The Souten minka can accommodate 3 persons.

The office is located around the back of the Ochiai Elementary School (MapCode: 357 142 897*17). Book this minka directly via a form on the website or via telephone.

See their website for details.
Hours :
Office hours are 09:00 - 17:00 daily.
Check-in from 15:00 - 18:00. Check-out by 10:00.
Check-in at the office behind the Ochiai Elementary School.
Address :
Higashi-Iya Ochiai, Miyoshi, Tokushima 778-0202
0.1 km /  0.1 miles - (1 minutes)
7. Tougenko Iya - Ungai Minka - 桃源郷祖谷の山里 - 雲外

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MapCode :
357 172 548*60
Phone :
088-388-2540
Description :
The Tougenko Mountain Village is a project of the Chiiori Alliance, affiliated with noted author and Japanologist Alex Kerr. It is located in the mysterious and beautiful Iya Valley of Tokushima Prefecture. The "village" offers a choice of eight restored, renovated and revitalized thatched roof farmhouses ("minkas"). All have Japanese-style sleeping arrangements but modern toilets, kitchen (stocked with utensils) and laundry facilities, radiant floor heating, WiFi, etc. Catered meals are available with prior arrangement.

The Ungai minka can accommodate 4 persons.

The office is located around the back of the Ochiai Elementary School (MapCode: 357 142 897*17). Book this minka directly via a form on the website or via telephone.

See their website for details.
Hours :
Office hours are 09:00 - 17:00 daily.
Check-in from 15:00 - 18:00. Check-out by 10:00.
Check-in at the office behind the Ochiai Elementary School.
Address :
Higashi-Iya Ochiai, Miyoshi, Tokushima 778-0202
0.4 km /  0.2 miles - (2 minutes)
8. Tougenko Iya - Yukyo Minka - 桃源郷祖谷の山里 - 悠居

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MapCode :
357 172 691*03
Phone :
088-388-2540
Description :
The Tougenko Mountain Village is a project of the Chiiori Alliance, affiliated with noted author and Japanologist Alex Kerr. It is located in the mysterious and beautiful Iya Valley of Tokushima Prefecture. The "village" offers a choice of eight restored, renovated and revitalized thatched roof farmhouses ("minkas"). All have Japanese-style sleeping arrangements but modern toilets, kitchen (stocked with utensils) and laundry facilities, radiant floor heating, WiFi, etc. Catered meals are available with prior arrangement.

The Yukyo minka can accommodate 8 persons.

The office is located around the back of the Ochiai Elementary School (MapCode: 357 142 897*17). Book this minka directly via a form on the website or via telephone.

See their website for details.
Hours :
Office hours are 09:00 - 17:00 daily.
Check-in from 15:00 - 18:00. Check-out by 10:00.
Check-in at the office behind the Ochiai Elementary School.
Address :
Higashi-Iya, Ochiai, Miyoshi, Tokushima 778-0202
2.0 km /  1.2 miles - (8 minutes)
9. Tougenko Iya - Ten-Ippou Minka - 桃源郷祖谷の山里 - 天一方

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MapCode :
357 172 642*14
Phone :
088-388-2540
Description :
The Tougenko Mountain Village is a project of the Chiiori Alliance, affiliated with noted author and Japanologist Alex Kerr. It is located in the mysterious and beautiful Iya Valley of Tokushima Prefecture. The "village" offers a choice of eight restored, renovated and revitalized thatched roof farmhouses ("minkas"). All have Japanese-style sleeping arrangements but modern toilets, kitchen (stocked with utensils) and laundry facilities, radiant floor heating, WiFi, etc. Catered meals are available with prior arrangement.

The Ten-Ippou minka can accommodate 6 persons.

The office is located around the back of the Ochiai Elementary School (MapCode: 357 142 897*17). Book this minka directly via a form on the website or via telephone.

See their website for details.
Hours :
Office hours are 09:00 - 17:00 daily.
Check-in from 15:00 - 18:00. Check-out by 10:00.
Check-in at the office behind the Ochiai Elementary School.
Address :
Higashi-Iya Ochiai, Miyoshi, Tokushima 778-0202
0.1 km /  0.1 miles - (0 minutes)
10. Tougenko Iya - Fusho Minka - 桃源郷祖谷の山里 浮生

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MapCode :
357 172 793*06
Phone :
088-388-2540
Description :
The Tougenko Mountain Village is a project of the Chiiori Alliance, affiliated with noted author and Japanologist Alex Kerr. It is located in the mysterious and beautiful Iya Valley of Tokushima Prefecture. The "village" offers a choice of eight restored, renovated and revitalized thatched roof farmhouses ("minkas"). All have Japanese-style sleeping arrangements but modern toilets, kitchen (stocked with utensils) and laundry facilities, radiant floor heating, WiFi, etc. Catered meals are available with prior arrangement.

The Fusho minka can accommodate 4 persons.

The office is located around the back of the Ochiai Elementary School (MapCode: 357 142 897*17). Book this minka directly via a form on the website or via telephone.

See their website for details.
Hours :
Office hours are 09:00 - 17:00 daily.
Check-in from 15:00 - 18:00. Check-out by 10:00.
Check-in at the office behind the Ochiai Elementary School.
Address :
Higashi-Iya Ochiai, Miyoshi, Tokushima 778-0202

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