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Tsujunkyo Bridge, Yamato-cho

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Historic Site Landmark
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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  • Made a stop here on our way back from Kagura-matsuri in Yamato-cho. We didn't know when the water was released so there's nothing much to see, but the scenery here is beautiful.  more »
  • It is an aqueduct still functional after 160 years. Must see when they discharge water. Currently discharge scheduled 1:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays but it might change. It is a technically amazing a...  more »
  • When there is no water out of the bridge it's just a normal bridge and nothing to see. However there is a fall nearby which is ok  more »