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Togetsukyo, Kyoto

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Bridge Tourist Spot
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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  • Kyoto Arashiyama, if most of the people would visit this bridge. Designs beautiful bridges and the river flow was 祓tte hot.
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  • During our vacation in Japan, we decided to go and visit Arashiyama, so we had to take the Japan Rail SAN-IN line and stop in ARASHIYAMA (specifically got off in the SAGA ARASHIYAMA station). Once there we went walking along an avenue that was to give to the bridge of TOGETSUKYO, adored by the Japanese, so it was full of people. It is a nice but very crowded place, we felt not much. We did a couple of photos and crossed it to go and visit the MONKEY PARK IWATAYAMA.
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  • Arashiyama autumn nor spring seen from togetsu-Kyo is like a picture postcard. Also just out when waves of people. Kyoto tourism can't seem discouraged it. Plow through the crowd, I have from the bridge.
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  • It's a long stretch of beautiful scenery of the river and mountains. Enjoy a good walking workout coming from the Bamboo Grove. Don't go too early if you intend to dine-in at a restaurant, but there are always snacks here and there.
  • Good view of the surrounding areas below the monkey park. Nice sparkling view of the river and the green mountains. A few restaurants along the river have a good view from the 2nd floor.
  • The bridge itself is not really good looking but the view from it is quite great ! You can see the mountains and the river
  • The bridge is close by from the tenjuri temple and bamboo forest, a walking distance. Didn't find this place too amazing, but hey if you're in japan might as well explore
  • Beautiful bridge and view over the river. Great shops and restaurants on either side.

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