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Iya Valley and The Statue of a Peeing Boy

One of the highest accessible points in Iya Valley, the sheer cliffs of this gorge were carved by generations of the Iya River's flow. This majestic valley is known as "Hi no Ji Valley" for its resemblance to the Japanese letter "hi". The valley spans 20 kilometers, offering views of brilliant fresh green in spring and a spread of fiery foliage in autumn. Experience a dizzying beauty as you gaze down at the emerald current of the Iya River, winding along the mountain curves.

As a symbol of innocent courage, a statue of a peeing boy was constructed at the edge of the nearby precipice, the most perilous spot in Iya Valley. In the old days, it's said the local children would stand on this cliff and urinate into the ravine to show their bravado.

Basic information

Address
Matsuo, Ikeda Cho, Miyoshi City ~Nishi-Iyayamamura, Miyoshi City
Holiday
なし
Admission fee
無料
Parking lot
No Parking
Access
<By car>Get off at Ikawa-Ikeda IC→Take the National route 32 bound for Kochi→Take the Prefectural Road 32→The statue of the Peeing Boy (Journey time is approx. 50 minutes by car.)
<By bus> From JR Oboke Stn., get on the Shikoku Kotsu Bus bound for Kazura Bashi→Get off at Kunigataki Bus Stop(Hi-no-Ji Bend)
                                                      →Get off at Iya-Onsen Bus Stop(It takes about 5                                                              min. to the statue on foot.)
その他

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