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Astounding view of nature from the symbolic bridge of Arashiyama

Arashiyama Togetsukyo Bridge

Arashiyama Togetsukyo Bridge
Surrounded by wonderful scenery of nature, Togetsukyo bridge is one of the symbols of Arashiyama. Here, you will be listening to relaxing sounds of the river, spotting boat rowing, and running into visitors enjoying their rickshaw rides. Although the river that crosses the bridge is one, the names differ splitting the river names into two. The river is called “Honzu River” on the west side of the bridge, and “Katsura River” for the east side.
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This bridge is one of the symbols of Arashiyama area of Kyoto. Even their original character have this bridge behind his back. The scenery from the bridge is awesome! You will see the river flowing strongly below the bridge with several people on rowing boats. Also the scenery of the mountains are beautiful! A great location to do some sketches if you are an artist.
Look over the bridge and take in the fresh air
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Look Over The Bridge & Take In The Fresh Air
When in Arashiyama, you cannot miss the beautiful scenery of nature. Just take a moment to look over the bridge and take some pictures of the marvelous sight. See the hills of the mountains, movement of the river, and look at the trees that change its face throughout the year. Many people visit during the fall season to capture the changing colors of the leaves. The Togetsukyo bridge is a central symbol of Arashiyama.
Meet Tsukihashi Wataru
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Meet Tsukihashi Wataru
You may have seen illustrations or full-suited characters around Japan. Often times, cities or tourist areas create its own original characters to help promote the area. In Arashiyama, a person-shaped character with the Togetsukyo bridge on its back promotes the area and gives out event information to the public. He even has a twitter account! Although it’s only in Japanese, he posts pictures from time-to-time, so why not check out what he is up to recently? He is seen occasionally roaming aroun...mored Arashiyama. [Tsukihashi Wataru Twitter]
Walk across the bridge
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Walk Across The Bridge
Togetsukyo bridge is an important bridge of Kyoto that connects the areas that are separated by this river.A traditional ritual occurs during April 13 every year at this bridge. Young children cross the bridge after receiving blessings at a nearby temple, and they are told not to look back while making their way to the other side of the bridge. Not following the directions will results in bringing bad luck for life.
Sit at the bench
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Sit at the bench
If you are coming from Randen Arashiyama Station, cross the bridge to find benches along the river. If you are coming from Hankyu Arashiyama Station, stay on the same side of the river to find this spot. Take a rest and relax for a moment after touring around the city.
Manner & Tips
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Be careful of the oncoming traffic. The area is full of visitors during day time so please be courteous of others taking pictures.
Togetsukyo Appearance photo
Arashiyama Togetsukyo Bridge
Categories Scenery
Phone -
Address Arashiyama, Kyoto-shi
Directions 6-minute walk from Randen Arashiyama Station
7-minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station
Hours Does not close
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Does not close
Notes For those planning to head out to the bamboo grove from Togetsukyo bridge: the walk takes about 15 minutes.
Fee Free
Credit cards No fee required
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Easy to access
Information Look for free Arashiyama map at Randen Arashiyama station
Languages spoken No staff at location
Arashiyama Togetsukyo Bridge - Free 2/3

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