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Tsujunkyo Bridge, Yamato-cho

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Bridge Historic Site
Walk across Tsujunkyo Bridge, the largest stone aqueduct in Japan, and feel the vibrations as it discharges large quantities of water from its 27.3 m high (90 ft) arch. An important irrigation structure built in 1854, this advanced piece of masonry makes it possible for water to flow into a higher area of the Shiroito Plateau for farming. Still functional after 160 years, the aqueduct makes a spectacular sound as it releases water. Check the aqueduct's release schedule to see it at its most impressive, when it discharges water, or take a guided tour. Try the croquets in nearby Yamato-cho, a specialty local lunch option. Take a look at our Yamato-cho itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Tsujunkyo Bridge and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Across the stone made in the Edo period, affected by now. I do not discharge water through. Can alone can see tsūjun bridge from Station Road, cross the waterbridge parking is closed and cannot get closer (á ꇴ á)
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  • Surrounded by dark-green could not discharge, was spectacular. Now climbing on the bridge for restoration work, the show is scheduled nearly two years after the discharge. I hope early one day because that is where the memories of recovery.
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  • Fire 7/16 I've visited a famous in the aftermath of the earthquake while was being discontinued. I thought it was just watching the bridge design was not only seen from Station Road Bridge on the safety side, seems worth came a great bridge. View of the water and aside next time.
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