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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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  • The bridge has a history. But, the attraction for us was the river and surrounding area, especially on the side with the entrance to the monkey park. It was so pleasant to walk along this river, encou...  more »
  • This bridge functions as a gateway to the famous Arashiyama district of Kyoto. It itself is a famous landmark, and is often the photo-subject during autumn season for instance, when all the foliage lo...  more »
  • Togetsukyo have a bridge built by the old wood before but now is already replaced by the metal materilas but the famous of the bridge with the amazing background is still one on the list of tourist's ...  more »
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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 view of the bridge with the background of the mountain and water is fascinating. Also the whole town of Arashiyama is lovely to visit, you can spend a whole day walking around the town and finally enjoy some food from the main street there
  • I loved sitting on a bench by the water here. It's also nearby a lot of restaurants, temples and the bamboo forest. It's worth stopping by.
  • Nice old bridge, gate into Monkey forest. On the side of the bridge you can hire a little both and have a ride on the river.