Sights & Attractions

Aya Castle
Believed to have been built in the 14th century, it was once abondoned, but the present three-story castle was reconstructed in 1985. It houses a museum for Samurai armour, swords, and ancient documents. The castle grounds also house an International Craft Castle, which displays the town’s traditional handicrafts and products, pottery, glasswares, silk woven products, and much more.

Aya Suspension Bridge
Following the road west for a ways will lead you to the Aya Suspension Bridge that spans the valley. Built in March,1984, it’s 250 meters long, and 142 meters high, making it the second highest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan. The views are breathtaking, especially in late March when the mountains are filled with cherry blossoms. There is also a hiking path that you can take to a second smaller bridge further down.