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Japanese style ryokan in Iya valley

Japanese ryokan are not so popular among foreign tourists - they are outrageously exensive and not... read more

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Basel, Switzerland
Soulfood! Amazing place and scenery!

Sometimes you just feel that you hit the jackpot in your search for hidden treasures! Iya Onsen is... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
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Ikedacho Matsuo, Miyoshi 778-0165, Tokushima Prefecture
+81 883-75-2311
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Japanese ryokan are not so popular among foreign tourists - they are outrageously exensive and not too comfortable - but they offer outstanding food and access to onsen (Japanese style hotsprings). This is why we decided to go for two ryokans in Iya valley and...More

Thank Ryokoo
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Sometimes you just feel that you hit the jackpot in your search for hidden treasures! Iya Onsen is one of them. I really recommend to book the room with open air bath. Then it's just you, the bathtub/shower and nature. A fantastic experience. The food...More

Thank swoosh_N
Reviewed 22 May 2018

房間很寬敞,佈置整齊,甚至有一台電動按摩椅,太棒了。衛浴間面向山和森林,落地玻璃窗,風景很好。 露天溫泉在山腳的河邊,很美,坐免費的電車幾分鐘便到。 位置有點偏僻,但停車場免費,建議開車去。服務和餐點俱佳。 The room is spacious and well decorated. An electronic massage chair is available inside the room. The bath is facing the mountains and forest. The outdoor spring bath beside the river is fantastic. You have to take a short "mountain tram" ride...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Check the sunset time. Arrive 1.5hour before sunset. It is saver to drive the narrow road with sunlight. It is better to soak in the open air bath before sunset. Stay two nights will give you better chances to see the scenic view of the...More

Thank ChungkaiSin
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The outdoor onsen is stunning. but you needed to take a tram to go there after shower... it was quite a unique experience.

Thank JaniceAuYeung
Reviewed 30 April 2017

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night during our Shikoku vacation. We really splurged on an open bath suite as it was the only really pricey place we stayed during our 4 week Japan vacation and I have to say it was well...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

From the moment they pick you up from Oboke Station, there is a warm and enthusiastic welcome. We had the enthusiastic one, a driver with excellent broken English who managed to convey quite a lot about the spectacular Iya Gorge on the way up, stopping...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

you need to take an self drive tram to go to the hotel's omen for a bath, what a unique experience !

Thank Shinfua
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This hotel is quite remote and we drove there. It has amazing views. We had booked a Japanese style room which wasn't really my husband's idea of fun but I enjoyed it for a night. We weren't quite clear on the etiquette - did we...More

Thank Xerx1
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Oboke and Iya area is a gem in Shikoku. The whole area is surrounded by tall green trees. The landscape is fantastic and stunning. This onsen hotel was built on a slope near the top of the hill. My husband and I stayed there...More

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Response from FreespiritBristol | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in the hotel so they gave me a yukata to wear. I think they give you a small towel when you visit for the day but there are changing rooms at the bottom of the cable car so you can change and leave your clothes... More