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Kappa Bridge

A symbol of Kamikochi, this wooden suspension bridge is in beautiful harmony with the magnificent natural environment .

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Bridge

The Kappa Bridge used to be a wooden drawbridge overhanging both banks of the river. In 1910, it became a suspension bridge. The current bridge is the fifth generation of the suspension type, which was renovated in 1997. This beautiful larch tree bridge, 3.1m wide and 36.6m long, has long been a symbol of Kamikochi.

The bridge offers a fantastic view of the Hotaka mountain range and the Dakesawa Gorge dramatically set in the middle of the Hotaka mountains. The awesome natural beauty continues on to the transparent Azusa River running along under the bridge, while Salicaceae and larch trees line the riverside.

There are hotels, souvenir shops and a café near the bridge. In the shops you can pick up original Japanese sweets and art crafts made from the white birch trees of Kamikochi.

Highlights

  • A man-made wooden suspension bridge in harmony with the surrounding magnificent nature.
  • This symbol of Kamikochi is also a popular photo spot.
  • From the top of the bridge, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Hotaka mountain range and Dakesawa Gorge.
  • A good resting spot with souvenir shops and a restaurant nearby.
  • At night, the sky is filled with stars.

Photos

  • Kappa Bridge, a wooden suspension bridge in harmony with the surrounding magnificent nature.

    Kappa Bridge, a wooden suspension bridge in harmony with the surrounding magnificent nature.

  • The beautiful clear water of Azusa River runs along under the bridge

    The beautiful clear water of Azusa River runs along under the bridge

  • Magnificent view in front of the bridge

    Magnificent view in front of the bridge

  • Very popular spot as a symbol of Kamikochi

    Very popular spot as a symbol of Kamikochi

  • Kappa Bridge in fall

    Kappa Bridge in fall

  • A sky is filled with stars

    A sky is filled with stars

Reviews

5
  • 陳鈺潔

    山水清澈,有很多好吃的餐廳,也是遊客最聚集的地方。

  • 千心

    多年前曾經去攀爬日本槍岳,下山路線就從上高地直切而下,晚上住在平湯溫泉,是一趟令我難忘的旅程。

  • May Li

    在河邊度過輕鬆的下午,也有好吃的餐廳、遊客中心等等⋯⋯

  • 李文生

    是個緩解壓力的地方,山水如畫。

  • 張立仁

    從河童橋看上高地的美景是最棒的,藍天綠意加上清澈的水流,環境生態保護得相當好,就連上公共廁所都要繳納清潔費,用於維護環境。

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Details

Name in Japanese
河童橋
Postal Code
390-1516
Address
Azumikamikochi, Matsumoto City, Nagano
Tel
0263-95-2433 (Kamikochi Information Center)
Admission
Free
Regular Holidays
None
Hours of operation
None specified
Access
5 minutes’ walk from Kamikochi Bus Terminal.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)