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Okuiya-Kanko-Shuyu-Monorail (CLOSED in 2023)

The air in the forest feels cool, crisp and refreshing. It is believed this effect is due to the phytoncide given off by plants and trees. Please enjoy the slow monorail ride in the forest and that will give you the feeling as though you are trekking the mountain. You will appreciate the benefit of nature as people in Japan commonly engage in so-called forest bathing to breathe in phytoncides emitted to try to improve their health. The overall length of the monorail ride 4,600 meters, the difference in level 590 meters, the sharpest slope at 40 degree, the highest point at 1,389 meters, those figures at Okuiya monorails come first in the world record among tourist-orientated monorail service.
*We adopt electrically powered monorails, which are environmentally friendly.

Basic information

Sugeoi, Higashi-Iya, Miyoshi City
8:30~16:00 (Apr - Sep) / 8:30~15:30 (Oct & Nov) * Will not take further booking when reached the full capacity for the day
Closed on Wednesday (but operates if it falls on a national holiday) and 1/Dec - 31/Mar (in winter season)
Admission fee
preschool-age child : Free of charge
Parking lot
Please use the parking lot of Iyashi-no-Onsenkyo (Free of charge)
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 National route 439 bound for Mt. Tsurugi→Okuiya (Journey time is approx. 1 hour and 35minutes by car.) By bus - From JR Oboke St., take Shikoku Kotsu Bus bound for Kubo (Change at Kubo bus stop)→Take the Municipal bus bound for Mt. Tsurugi→Get off at Sugeoi bus stop→30 minutes walk from the bus stop
Okuiya-Kanko-Shuyu-Monorail Station