Togetsukyoi Bridge is located in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, and is a bridge for vehicular and pedestrian traffic over the Katsura River. The Sagano area on the north side of the bridge is part of the Ukyo district, while Arashiyama on the south side is part of the Nishikyo district. If you cross the bridge from the north, you will pass through Nakanoshima (Saga Nakanoshima Town) and reach the foot of Arashiyama.
The Arashiyama area around Togetsukyo Bridge is a popular place for viewing cherry blossoms and foliage in the western suburbs of Kyoto, so there are often serious traffic jams during the tourist season.
The landmark of Arashiyama, originally named Horyuji Bridge, was later renamed “Togetsukyo Bridge” because of the poem “Like the full moon crossing the bridge” written by the Emperor of Kameyama when he crossed the bridge.
I never imagined that the scenario that I had always seen in cartoons at the bottom of Japanese dramas would actually come to life in front of our eyes. The sky was blue, the sun was shining, and there was a breeze, which is hard to feel in a city like Hong Kong. Away from the city, forgetting the busy and troublesome life in Hong Kong, time seemed to stop spinning.
How to get there
Get off at “Arashiyama Station” on the Keifuku Electric Railway
No tickets are required.
Open all day long
616-8384 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Ukyō-ku Prefectural road No.29