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Chikugo River Lift Bridge筑後川昇開橋

Historical Monument

Spanning the mouth of the Chikugo River and boasting a total length of 507 meters, this is hailed as the best movable iron bridge in the East. Since the water level of the Chikugo River is significantly affected by the differences in the ebb and flow of the Ariake Sea, a movable type of bridge was adopted where the movable crossbeam of the bridge was only lowered to connect the railway lines when a train was passing through, allowing ships to go out and return at all other times. Although the train tracks have been in disuse since the Saga Line was abandoned in 1987, it was restored as promenade to serve as a symbol of the town in 1996. It is now Japan’s oldest bridge in operation and was designated a National Important Cultural Property in 2003.


Saga Pref. Sagashi Morodomichoutameshige Ishizuka (Saga / Tosu / YoshinogariArea)

phone 0944879919

Walking of movable part is 8 times 1Sunday between 9:00-17:00

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Saga Pref. Sagashi Morodomichoutameshige Ishizuka [ map ]
Saga / Tosu / YoshinogariArea
Walking of movable part is 8 times 1Sunday between 9:00-17:00
Monday (The next day for Public holiday)
Visit Free
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Available 20spaces
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          Away from the fast-paced cities of mainland Japan, Kyushu's Saga prefecture offers quaint towns and cities known for their traditional crafts, particularly ceramics. Rich in kaolin (a type of clay), Saga became the homeland of Arita ware, a delicate, decorative porcelain that is now celebrated worldwide and can be discovered in the towns of Arita, Imari, and Karatsu.

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