Enjoy the bridges of the pastel city

Enjoy the bridges of the pastel city

Koto City that waterways such as river or canal run in length and breadth. Bridge of 130 or more in what big things and small things is built in ward. "Tokyo Gate Bridge" with nickname of dinosaur bridge is famous, but, in addition, it is individual, and, "Kiyosubashi Bridge" that "Eitai-bashi Bridge" of powerful form and light-up are beautiful, there is bridge full of charm in Koto City still more. Do you not look for favorite "bridge" only for you?

List of sightseeing theme spots

1. Onagigawa River Clover-kyo Bridge (onagigawakurobakyo)

Onagigawa River Clover-kyo Bridge

Onagigawa River Clover-kyo Bridge connects the four districts of Sarue, Ojima, Kitasuna, and Ogibashi at the confluence of two rivers, the Onagigawa and the Yokojukkengawa. It was planned as a bridge with a deep significance, and as a landmark that can offer a pleasant lifestyle to the local community, where both people and culture can interact. It was completed in December 1994 (the 6th year of the Heisei era), as a bridge for the exclusive use of pedestrians and cyclists. The paving stones in the center of the bridge depict a four-leaf clover, and the bridge is often used as a movie and TV location.

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2. Shin-ohashi Bridge (shinohashi)

Shin-ohashi Bridge

The name of Shin-ohashi Bridge comes from that it is bridge built over (1693) newly downstream in 1693 of Ryogokubashi called "Ohashi". The current bridge (completed in 1977, the 52nd year of the Showa era), whose geometrical design capitalizes on the use of straight lines, is both modern and very beautiful. Together with Kiyosubashi Bridge, it has been selected as one of the Hundred Views of Modern Tokyo.

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3. Kiyosubashi Bridge

Kiyosubashi Bridge

Kiyosubashi Bridge was named because it connects Kiyosumi-cho in Fukagawa-ku and Nihonbashi Nakasu-cho. We finished large suspension bridge which was in Cologne City in Germany by reconstruction contracts after the Great Kanto Earthquake as model in (1928) in 1928, and silhouette which is elegant with feminine curve is impressive. It was designated as a National Important Cultural Property along with Eitai-bashi Bridge on June 18, 2007.

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4. Former Danjobashi Bridge

Former Danjobashi Bridge

This is the oldest iron bridge built by the Ministry of Engineering in 1868 at the requests of the Tokyo government. It is a national important cultural property. Originally, it was built in Chuo-ku but was moved to the east side of Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine after the Great Kanto Earthquake and renamed the Hachiman Bridge. It is a small bridge, 15.2 m long and 2 m wide. However, it has the distinctive presence of an early Meiji bridge with a chrysanthemum crest and is precious in terms of bridge history.

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5. Sazanamibashi Bridge (sazanamibashi)

Sazanamibashi Bridge

Sazanamibashi Bridge was completed as access road to seaside part including "Tatsumi-no-mori Seaside Park" near JR Keiyo Line Shiomi Station in (1994) March in 1994. The appearance is unique curve and is very beautiful Landmark.

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6. Mannenbashi Bridge (mannembashi)

Mannenbashi Bridge

Mannenbashi Bridge spans the Onagigawa River where it flows into the Sumidagawa River, and in the Edo era was renowned as a location for gaining clear views of Mt. Fuji. It has been depicted in various artworks, including Hokusai’s ‘Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji’ and Hiroshige’s ‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo’. The present bridge was completed in 1930 (the 5th year of the Showa era). Illuminations on the bridge started in 2009 (the 21st year of the Heisei era), and since then it has decorated nights on the Fukagawa River as a new landmark.

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7. Eitai-bashi Bridge

Eitai-bashi Bridge

Eitai-bashi Bridge is famous as the bridge Ako-roshi once crossed over and is now where portable shrines are carried over in line at the Fukagawa Hachiman Festival. The current bridge was built in 1926 as the first earthquake reconstruction project and is a simple, massive, arch-shaped bridge. On Jun. 18, 2007, it was designated as a National Important Cultural Property along with Kiyosubashi Bridge.

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8. Yumeno Ohashi Bridge

Yumeno Ohashi Bridge

Yumeno Ohashi Bridge connects Aomi and Ariake. It is a pedestrian bridge that spans approximately 60 m. It was built based on the concept of "liveliness of festivals." The uniquely shaped lighting fixtures are designed with images of firefighters' banners and garden lanterns. At center of the bridge, there are tiles depicting Edo sights and Edo culture on the Ariake side, and Tokyo sights and Tokyo culture on the Aomi side. On fine day, we can look at Mount Fuji.

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9. Tokyo Gate Bridge (toukyogetoburijji)

Tokyo Gate Bridge

This bridge was opened in February 2012 (the 24th year of the Heisei era), and connects Wakasu in Koto City with reclaimed land outside the Central Breakwater. Because silhouette is like dinosaur facing each other, it is also called another name "dinosaur bridge" and gains popularity as new famous spot of Koto City. Visitors can appreciate the beautifully colorful nighttime illuminations, which represent Japan’s four seasons.

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10. Tatsumi Sakurabashi Bridge (stand we see and play Sakuraba)

Tatsumi Sakurabashi Bridge

Tatsumi Sakurabashi Bridge was completed in March 1996 (the 8th year of the Heisei era), and utilizes a cable-stayed structure similar to Yokohama Bay Bridge. It is therefore built on a smaller number of bridge piers than normal, and this modern design takes into account nearby floodgates and the safety of vessels traveling along the Tatsumi Canal, as well as working in harmony with the surrounding environment. If you knock with your hand below the main tower in the center of the bridge, you can hear the sound of a distinct echo.

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