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Getting There & Away

The best way to explore the region around Tsurugi-san is with your own wheels; you will thank the Daishi for the freedom and flexibility a car offers here.

Tsurugi-san is at the head of the Iya Valley, so if you've been exploring Iya, carry on up Route 439 to Mi-no-koshi. Alternatively, head up the fascinating Route 438 from the main Yoshino Valley to the north at Sadamitsu. For a long, mountainous approach, take Route 438 from Tokushima city to the east.

It is possible to get to Mi-no-koshi by bus, but it's not easy. Check for the latest at a tourist information office.