Talk:Iya Valley

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Moved External Links to discussion page: see Where did the "External links" sections go?'

(WT-en) SHC 21:36, 23 April 2006 (EDT)

Wrong advice for stings?[edit]

In the 'stay safe' section, it is recommends "squeezing out the venom" of hornets and centipedes.

I'm not a medical doctor, but I understand that this is very bad advice, and will in fact probably make things worse.

Andrewssi2 (talk) 08:31, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Updated --Andrewssi2 (talk) 09:29, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Star status?[edit]

Our anonymous contributor has been providing great detail to this article over the past year.

Is this a potential Star rated article? --Andrewssi2 (talk) 09:34, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Onomiya: "tourist fare or clientele"[edit]

I'm translating it to French, and I am not sure to understand the meaning of "fare" in this sentence: "Not your typical tourist fare or clientele, but you'll surely be welcomed". Does it mean "price" or "food and drink" in this context? — Fabimaru (talk) 15:07, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

"Fare", in this context, means "food", or maybe "food and drink", and doesn't refer to price at all. Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:48, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you a lot! — Fabimaru (talk) 18:29, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
De rien. Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:55, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Japanese encephylitis[edit]

It's so rare, shouldn't we delete the mention of it? Any good reason not to? Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:11, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

An average of 5 cases per year? Not much of a risk. A little further research indicates that the risk in Iya Valley isn't even as high as Kyushu or Okinawa. So I support removing it from this article. --Bigpeteb (talk) 18:31, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Done. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:46, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Regarding IyaTime webpage[edit]

It has come to my attention that due to being a travel guide, should not be linked here. I contacted the website and it is managed and supported by the Higashi-Iya Shoukoukai 東祖谷商工会 (the local commerce association) which operates under the Keizaisangoushou 経済産業省 (Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (aka METI)). Also, the site works together with several local tourism organizations.

It seems that in recent years there has been a large upswing in foreign tourism to the area, and the local tourism and business groups who are putting the Iya-Time site together feel the Miyoshi government has not adequately responded (for example, by not publishing accurate bus schedules in English, which has led to many visitors to becoming lost).

The site is still being built and once done it may become separate from the Shoukoukai and apply for its own NPO status. Further, the local tourism department apparently supports this website initiative (though not yet with any financing due to not yet being an NPO).

Therefore, since it is not the singular "official" Governmental Tourism Department website, then should all mention of it be expunged from this wiki page? —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Thanks for addressing this, and again, welcome! I signed for you - on talk pages, it's expected for each person to sign their posts by typing 4 tildes (~) in a row at the end of each one.
It sounds like this might be a kind of semi-official page. It might be OK to link it once somewhere, but let's see what other people think. Here's the site. I kind of lean against any link to it, especially because I don't see any indication on the site of the information you found out about who is responsible for it. If it were an official guide, we could link it or at least mention that it's on the local Tourism Office's site. But I feel like this site would substitute for a Wikivoyage article and could discourage people from adding more content or paying attention to what's already here. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:54, 7 January 2019 (UTC)