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Togetsukyo, Kyoto

(3.6/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
Designed specifically as an unobtrusive crossing point, Togetsukyo 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. To visit Togetsukyo and other attractions in Kyoto, use our Kyoto travel itinerary maker.
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  • And without crossing a bridge when you come to Kyoto, Japan, are said to burn oil, whatever the very old bridge. This is the bridge, have survived in many years may also have been victims to serious disasters by heavy rains and floods in recent years, takes the water up onto the bridge, but because of tradition and formality. Close to eat "Yuba", it is also surrounded by a traditional shop.
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  • [Evaluation high point]-bridge over the River as the title Arashiyama's face. I think that atmosphere is made of reinforced concrete, wood is so. And of course may trail there on both sides of the bridge crossing on foot. And it is toll free. [Rating low point], it is very narrow. On either side of the bridge, although fewer people upstream, downstream, many people, somewhat unbalanced.
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  • It is a scenic spot and one of the places I want to see. But it is crowded with tourists all the year round. Recommendation is early in the morning.  more »