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Togetsukyo Bridge Tours

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Togetsukyo Bridge Tours

Looking for a tour to Togetsukyo Bridge? Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama is a popular tourist spot well known for its natural beauty. Additional to the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Togetuskyo Bridge is also not to be missed during your trip to Kyoto. Located in the northern part of Kyoto by the Arashiyama Park, the Togetuskyo Bridge was built across the the Katsura River, which flows to the south and converges with the Uji River and Kizu River before eventually discharging to the Osaka Bay. Though the speed of the river is relatively slow and harmless, the bridge has provided the locals with convenience on crossing the river for thousands of years.

What to See in Togetuskyo Bridge
The original bridge was built in 836 during the Hiean period. Due to safety reasons, it was rebuilt in the 1930s. The Togetuskyo Bridge spans 155 meters or 509 feet in length and 11 meters or 36 feet in Width. Pedestrians can walk on the two sides on the bridge while vehicles can pass through the center. For better durability, some areas of the bridge are reinforced with concrete. Thus, the bridge remains intact despite greeting hundreds of visitors every day.

While walking across the bridge, visitors can capture an impressive view of the Arashiyama Mountain, which is especially pretty during the cherry blossom and the maple leaves fall seasons. Moreover, the charming landscape attracts visitors to picnic and barbecue nearby the river as they indulge in the pleasant environment. The Togetsukyo Bridge is not only well recognized as a popular tourist landmark but also the favorite among the local Japanese. In fact, the bridge is often filmed in Japanese dramas and portrayed in manga series. The Togetsukyo Bridge is open to the public without any fee. There are JR and metro lines allow easy access to the bridge. The most nearby is the Arashiyama Station, from which visitors can walk over the bridge in 10 minutes.

How to Get to Togetuskyo Bridge
Opening Hours: Whole day
Entrance Ticket: Free
Address: Saganakanoshimacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto
Duration: 1-2 hours

Togetsukyo Bridge Tours

As a reliable Japan tour operator, we provide private limousines and tours to Togetsukyo Bridge for travelers. Whether you are looking for a short Arashiyama tour or a private chauffeur, you can easily find the most suitable one at an affordable price. Contact our representatives to book our Japan small group tours and Kyoto Private Chauffeurs.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I get to Arshiyama with public transportation?
    Hankyu Railway: take the Hankyu train from Kyoto-kawaramachi Station and get off at Katsura Station, then take the Arshiyama line to the Arshiyama Station. This route takes about 30 minutes and can directly access the Togetsu-kyo Bridge.

    Keifuku Electric Railroad: take the Arashiyama Line at the Shijo-Omiya Station. Get off at the Arashiyama terminal. This route takes about 23 minutes, and it is the closest to the Arashiyama main street.

    JR: take the San'in Main Line at Kyoto Station and get off at the Saga-Arashiyama Station, and the trip takes about 16 minutes.

    Bus: take bus 28 at Kyoto Station, and the trip takes about 45 minutes.
  • When is the best time to visit Arashiyama?
    Arashiyama offers one of the best sights for cherry blossom in the spring and maple leaves in the fall. Additionally, Arashiyama is cool in the summer, thus it is a top summer vacation choice for many visitors. The snow sight in Arashiyama during winter is impressive as well.
  • What are the open hours for Arashiyama? Do I need to purchase a ticket?
    Arashiyama is free of admission and is open all day long. If you want to visit the temples in the Arashiyama, you can purchase the tickets at door.
  • What are the top attractions worth visiting in Arashiyama?
    There are many touristic sights in Arashiyama and will take a while to see everything. Among the numerous spots, we highly recommend the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Togetsu-kyo Bridge, Tenryu Temple, Kameyama Park, and Daikaku-ji.
  • What are some recommended local experiences in Arashiyama?
    Sagano Romantic Train, local biking, and Hozugawa river boat are recommended by many tourists.
  • How to take the Sagano Romantic Train?
    Depart at the Kansai Airport JR Station: take the Kansai-Airport Express Haruka to Kyoto Station. Transfer to the JR Sagano Line and get off at the Saga-Arashiyama Station.
    Depart at the Sannomiya Station: take the JR Kobe Line to Kyoto Station. Transfer to the JR Sagano Line and get off at the Saga-Arashiyama Station.
    Depart at the Nagoya Station: take the Shinkansen Hikari to Kyoto Station. Transfer to the JR Sagano Line and get off at the Saga-Arashiyama Station.
  • How to buy the ticket for the Sagano Romantic Train?
    You can purchase the ticket in advance at 10 a.m. on the day one month prior to the ride date. Ticket can be purchased at Midori-no-Madoguchi windows at JR West stations or online at the JR-WEST train reservation website:
  • What are the operating hours for the Sagano Romantic Train? How long is the travel time?
    The train operates from 1 March to 29 December. (January and February are closed due to routine maintenance).
    The train is closed every Wednesday, unless it falls on a national holiday. The train opens to the public during New Years, Golden Week, summer, and maple leaves season.
    One way ride is about 7.3KM and takes about 25 minutes. The Sagano Romantic starts from Saga Station, to Arashiyama station, to Hozukyo station, and lastly to Kameoka Station.
  • What are some recommended tourist attractions near Arashiyama?
    We recommend visiting the Kinkaku-ji, Fushimi Inari Taisha, and Kiyomizu-dera. We can provide half day or full day tour. However, due to the high demand of tour guides in high season, the price is expensive. Instead, we recommend getting a private transfer service instead, and we can arrange a driver who simple English.
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