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Oku Iya
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Chiiori Trust

Chiiori is a 300 years old traditional-style house with thatched-roof in Oku-Iya. This remote region, where is at a high altitude with very deep mountain ravine, is often referred as “Tibet of Japan” from their similarity in the landscape. The house was purchased by Mr.Alex Kerr renown as a researcher of East Asian Art and Culture and was named “Chiiori” (House of the Flute ). The name of “Chiiori” was literally made up of “Chi”, an archaic un-used character they found in the dictionary for “Bamboo Flute” and “Iori”, meaning “Thatched Cottage”and its name came up as Alex plays flute. The house is run by The Chiiori Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable tourism, environmental awareness and promotion of the traditional Japanese way of life.

Basic information

Address
Tsurui, Higashi-Iya, Miyoshi City
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Holiday
N/A (Open daily all year round)
Admission fee
料金については専用HPをご参照ください。
Parking lot
Available
Access
Get off at Ikawa-Ikeda IC→Take the National route 32 bound for Kochi→Take the Prefectural road 45→Take the Prefectural road 32→Take the Municipal road →Chiiori Trust(Journey time is approx. 70 minutes by car.) By bus - Shikoku Kotsu Bus from JR Oboke St., bound for Kubo →Get off at Oshima Bus Stop → 80 minutes walk to chiiori Trust
Contact
Chiiori Trust
Phone
0883-88-5290
URL
http://chiiori.org/index.html