2. View the sights of Kyoto
  3. Togetsu-kyo bridge

Togetsu-kyo bridge


Arashiyama area was a peaceful cottage country for nobility and monks. Even now, at deeper inside of this area you can feel country-like atmosphere. Togetsu-kyo Bridge is one of main attractions. You can enjoy panoramic view from there. The name of this bridge “Togetsu” means crossing the moon. More than 1,300 years ago, Emperor Kameyama enjoyed boating at night in Arashiyama. At that time, he found the moon refrecting in the river and he felt as if he was crossing the bridge. The bridge was named after this story.