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Togetsukyo Bridge (渡月橋)

Historical Monument

This bridge with a total length of 155 meters spanning the Katsuragawa River offers a vantage point to see the fall foliage of Arashiyama. The bridge is said to have been started by the Jowa-period (834–848) monk Dosho, and the bridge in the current location was built by Suminokura Ryoui in the early Edo period. Togetsukyo Bridge’s name (meaning “the bridge of the passing moon”) is said to have come about when Emperor Kameyama saw a moon move above the bridge and remarked that, “It looks as if the clear moon were walking over the bridge.” The bridge is full of elegance which blends into the landscape of Arashiyama.

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Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture Ukyo-ku Arashiyama (Ayashiyama / SaganoArea)

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Address
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture Ukyo-ku Arashiyama [map]
Area
Ayashiyama / SaganoArea
Hours
Freedom of traffic
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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