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Shikoku Sights

Chiiori House (House of the Flute)

  • 209 Tsurui Map It
  • Higashi-Iya
  • Building/Architectural Site

Updated 09/20/2013

Fodor's Review

American artist and writer Alex Kerr stumbled across this dilapidated traditional farmhouse in the 1970s while traveling in Iya. He bought it and began the painstaking work of restoring its thatched roof heavy wooden beams. Named Chiiori House, it is now the cornerstone of the activities of the Chiiori Trust, a nonprofit foundation working to preserve the region' traditional beauty while revitalizing its rural communities. Chiiori House is now beautifully restored, thatch and all, and welcomes day visitors and overnight guests. Book in advance for either.

Sight Information

Address:

209 Tsurui, Miyoshi City, Tokushima-ken, 778-0602, Japan

Map It

Phone:

0883-88–5290

Website: www.chiiori.org

Sight Details:

  • ¥500

Updated 09/20/2013

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