History of Togetsukyo Bridge
Togetsukyo Bridge spans the Katsura River, which flows between Sagano and Arashiyama.
It is said that the bridge was first built by the monk Dosho in around 834-848. A merchant Ryōichi Kadokura built the bridge in its present location later. The bridge in use today was completed in June 1934. The bridge was named “Togetsu-bashi” (meaning “moon bridge” in Japanese) by Emperor Kameyama, who commented that the moon moving over the bridge was “like the crossing of the moon without a trace.”
It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Arashiyama, attracting many visitors mainly in spring and fall from its beauty of leaves changing color.
Time: 24hours Everyday
Address: Nakanoshima Sagano Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City
Access to Togetsukyo
Randen Arashiyama Station 5 minutes walk.
Kyoto Bus 61, 62, 64, 74, 81, 94 “Togetsukyo” Stop