Iya's most cheerful family, the Hiraguris, run this traditional inn just up the road from Kazura-bashi. The spacious rooms, outdoor hot spring bath, and unobstructed views of the valley will impress you, but the homestyle feast you're served at dinner and breakfast are what you'll write home about. Family patriarch Haru-san knows everyone and everything in Iya and will go far out of his way to make sure you enjoy your stay in the valley, organizing anything from rafting
to noodle-making lessons. Kids will find ready playmates in the Hiraguri grandkids.
78 Kantei, Nishi-Iya Sanzon Village, Miyoshi City, 778-0102, Japan