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Kakashi no Sato

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Creepy fun

This is a super cool project by a local lady that repopulated her village with these... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
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Freaky but cool!

Though I knew of this place beforehand, it was more interesting than seeing in just pictiures. The... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Ehime Prefecture, Japan
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Higashiiyanagoro, Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is one of the places I wanted to visit on a one day tour of the Iya Valley. I had a car, which made it easier, but you need to drive with care through this area. The effect of the place is pretty powerful....More

1  Thank BigTA
Reviewed 6 September 2018

A suggestion if you want to visit the scarecrows village and Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi within half day: take the bus departing at 13:18 from Kubo and alight at Okuniya Niju Kazurabashi. Spend some times there (about 20 minutes) and walk back to Nagoro (about 50...More

Thank HS_YEOH84
Reviewed 7 August 2017

First of all, Nagoro Village is quite remote and can be difficult to get to if you don't have a car. You can get there by bus but you have to time it carefully. I personally took the 1st train from Kamojima to Awaikeda station....More

2  Thank Alex M
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is a super cool project by a local lady that repopulated her village with these scarecrows. The individuals are amazing. The amount of effort put in is insane. I wish I could've met the artist but she wasn't in. The bridge to the school...More

Thank Sleebie
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Though I knew of this place beforehand, it was more interesting than seeing in just pictiures. The "mai" section of dolls is about 150 meters long, and at the far end (across from the broken bridge) is what seems to be the old kindergarten and...More

Thank PatMo84
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is an opportunity to see many of the rather lifelike figures that have been created by a local lady to has found a way to address the problem of depopulation of her community. I understand that the village is now down to about 35...More

Thank paso57
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We only stopped for a few minute while going to the Okuiya vine bridge, but it was very crazy! There are many doll everywhere outside, and at east end of road is old kindergarten (with blue pointed roof) that is full of dolls sitting around...More

Thank Mariko_YM
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Located on the way to the Oku-Iya vine bridges, this last village in Iya has very little going on, so its understandable why the local artist made so many inhabitants to fill the place. Its easy to think the life-sized dolls are real, and even...More

Thank Taki77
Reviewed 2 November 2016

well. good for not the first time to watch such Japanese doll. this time we keep peaceful than previous. although it still feeling weird but we respect their original belief for it. worth for stop car to visit it if yet to see it before.

Thank iamface
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This small village in the middle of nowhere offers a rare insight into current society in Japan and the dwindling population issue. The idea is amazing, commemorating the real people in the village. The execution is precise- some dolls are so real in their positioning,...More

Thank Mish_H50
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