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Togetsukyo, Kyoto

(3.9/5 based on 500+ 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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  • Couples participated in the bus tour, I stopped by. Is expected, and in the season of cherry blossoms, Cherry is expected as well, if you watch only the cherry better senbon Sakura Yoshino might be. But countries stayed in, but not many people came by the crowd. Seems to still fall foliage and winter light is recommended.
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  • We went there after visiting the bamboo wood. The bridge is really old and across the bridge are hills covered in trees and cherry blossom scattered the hillside. On the river upstream people were out...  more »
  • It is Kyoto. It was a crowded. This was a summer visit, but still during this season is best.
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  • Nice bridge but not spectacular. Worth going if you are in the area but wouldn't come all the way here just for the bridge. Make sure you visit the bamboo forest nearby, that is more unique.
  • spending the afternoon here. accompanied by autumn breeze and mountain landscape. it's recommended place!
  • Breathtaking beauty and serenity in the lap. Of nature. You can just sit around and see the river.. The trees.. The bridge.. And people. Amazing place to spend some quiet time
  • Serene and beautiful. Take the rickshaw to lessen walking around. Some cute ducks live in the river.
  • Better to visit there just before the sunrise. Amazing. And Arashiyama illumination period also. Please check on google about it.