【Special Tour guided by ALEX KERR】Exploring Iya Valley, Go back a thousand years
“Shangri-La, like a different world”
Iya valley was seen by Alex Kerr who moved to Iya in 1970’s as a Japanese Shangri-La.
In this tour, he will share with you the afterimage of the “different world” that he once saw.
The unique cultural landscape, people’s life, traditional housing, shrine and temple sorrounded by spectacular nature
that he has been felled in love for more than 40 years are what he really wanted to leave in Japan.
Reservations starts in April, 2020
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13:00 Pick up at Oboke Station
9:00 Pick up at Oboke-Iya Onsen Hot Spring
|■Date||※Preparing to depart on September 5 ,2020|
|■Number of people||20 people（minimum:8 people)|
|■Included in the price||Guide fee(Alex Kerr), transportation expences from Oboke Station(private car), Accommodation fee(with dinner and breakfast), Admission fee, Special Lunch for day2|
|■Tour conductor||Local staff accompanied|
Dine at Spectacular Oboke Gorge
Focusing on fresh wild vegetables harvested in steep slopes certified as
Global Important Agricultural Heritage System(GIAHS)
We offer the traditional cuisine that arranged in modern style at the restaurant right by Oboke Gorge.
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|Born in 1952. He majored in Japanese studies at Yale University. Oriental cultural researcher and writer.
In 1998, he launched the Chiiori Project in Iya Valley. He later established the NPO Chiiori Trust, which is based in Iya to realize a sustainable tourism.
Books include “Lost Japan” (Japanese, 1993; English, 1996) and “Dogs and Demons” (2001).
Writes and lectures widely in English and Japanese on East Asian arts and the need to preserve Japan’s traditional landscapes and beauty before they disappear.