Togetsukyo Bridge, Kyoto

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#64 of 1,544 in Things to do in Kyoto
Bridge · Hidden Gem · Scenic Walking Area
Designed specifically as an unobtrusive crossing point, Togetsukyo Bridge not only spans the river but also offers sweeping views of the lush valley surroundings. Finished in 1934, the bridge features an unassuming and simplistic design of stilts and railings, and draws plenty of visitors thanks to its wide-open panoramas. You can cross the bridge to enjoy the vista, or look down into river waters to spot schools of koi fish. Keep in mind that cars use the bridge as well, so be conscious of traffic while taking photographs. Before you head to Kyoto, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kyoto online visit planner, to make sure you see all that Kyoto has to offer, including Togetsukyo Bridge.
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  • I super love the place. The tranquility and the vastness of the area. I have no idea about the bridge until I’ve reach the station. My gosh! This is happiness I screamed to myself! I even hired a...  more »
  • If you're in the area of Tenryuji Temple, then it's worth a stroll along the Katsura river and enjoy the view of this historic wooden bridge.  more »
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  • Nice place to visit after walking through the bamboo forest. There is a nice family operated eatery between the bamboo forest and the bridge. It serves authentic local food. Good to rest your feet and catch lunch there.
  • On the way to the Bamboo forest, you will see the bridge on your left. It is very picturesque! With the water and forest/mountain behind it, it simply looks awesome. Unfortunately, my camera died and Iphone pictures suck at night (IMO) We took a rickshaw around the area as well.

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