This bridge, along with the Kintaikyo-Bridge of Iwakuni and the Kiso no Kakehashi Bridge, is one of Japan's three most famous unusual bridges. The 30 meter-long, 3.3 meter-wide bridges do not have any piers. It is notably supported by four-layered Hanegi (slantingly protruding wooden member to support roof and bridge) that extend from both sides of the river. The bridge is said to have been inspired by arched shape of a troop of monkeys walking along a deep ravine. This scenic spot is a great place to enjoy the seasonal scenery of the Katsura River Valley.
Yamanashi Pref. Otsukishi Saruhashimachi Saruhashi [map]
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Yamanashi Main Areas
Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan's most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country's highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.