A Fixed Route Bus Tour of Vine Bridge and Oboke Valley

The course takes you on a tour of popular sightseeing spots of Oboke and Iya regions, "Iya Vine Bridge" and "Oboke Valley."

Oboke and Iya Area
Map & Time table
by Bus
Shikoku Kotsu Bus: For Awaikeda Bus Terminal ⇒ Oboke / Iya (⇒ Mt. Tsurugi)
1,490 yen (total)
Transit Information
Time table
[Departure→Arrival] 8:58 a.m. - 2:53 p.m.
[Duration] approx 6 hours

8:58 am
JR Oboke StationStation

Bus : Oboke Eki-mae - Kazurabashi Yumebutai

27 minutes


9:25 am
Iya-no-Kazurabashi (Vine Bridge), Biwa waterfallCountryLife

Vine Bridge is in the rarely visited “Iya” where there is the legend of the tragic tale of the Heike clan. It is made of the hardy kiwi wood (weighing approximately 6 tons) and is 45 meters long, 2 meters wide, and is set 14 meters above the river. In the olden days, the bridge was the only traffic facility in the region with deep mountains and valleys. It is replaced every three years. (Japan’s designated Important Folk-Cultural Property.)

Adults: 550 yen, children (elementary school): 350 yen, group discounts (over 20)... Adults 500 yen, children 320 yen, disability discount (with presentation of disability or rehabilitation certificate... Adults 270 yen, children 170 yen.
Business hours
All year
April - July 20: 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
July 21 - August: 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
September: 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
October - November: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
December - February 12: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
February 13 - March: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
No scheduled holidays


3 hour 45 minutes


1:10 pm
Iya-no-Kazurabashi (Vine Bridge), Biwa waterfallRarities

Kazurabashi Yumebutai is a large-scale tourist facility comprising of a massive parking lot, events area, a products museum, and restaurant “Kazurabashi-tei.” Walk from the parking lot through the facility to reach Iya Vine Bridge. Many souvenirs, including local specialties, are sold in the building.
The restaurant serves udon dishes and various prix fixe meals besides the local specialty "Iya soba."

Kazubabashi Yumebutai parking lot: Large buses: 1,540 yen, medium-sized vehicles: 1,030 yen, small-sized (standard-sized) vehicles: 500 yen, two-wheeled vehicles: 210 yen. *The tariffs are for a single entry for all vehicles.
Business hours
April - November : 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
December - March: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Restaurant Kazurabashi: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
No scheduled holidays

Bus : Kazurabashi - Obokekyo

28 minutes


1:38 pm→
2:47 pm
Oboke Gorge

Stay time : 1 hour 9 minutes

The valley spreads along the riptide, Yoshino River, which runs through the steep V-shaped valley.

Bus : Obokekyo - Oboke Eki-mae

6 minutes


2:35 pm
JR Oboke StationStation

Possible lunch places

Kazurabashi Yumebutai

Cafe Morinokumasan

Transit Information
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