Sightseeing in Nara

The longest suspension bridge is thrilling, or frightening!? A must see "Tanize no Tsuribashi" in the middle of great nature located in Totsukawa-mura, Nara!

A photo of the Japan's longest suspension bridge in Tanize, Totsukawa-mura

A photo of the Japan's longest suspension bridge in Tanize, Totsukawa-mura
"The longest suspension bridge".

Many people should be interested in this and would like to see it.
In Totsukawa-mura, Yoshino-gun, the Southernmost place in Nara, the bridge is located.

"Tanize no Tsuribashi (suspension bridge in Tanize)".

Because of the superb view of surrounding green mountains,great nature and a famous pure water stream "Totsugawa", this location is used for TV advertising or introduced as a popular recommended sightseeing spot.

This suspension bridge became a tourist attraction now, and many tourists enjoy its thrilling view.
If you walk on the bridge, it squeaks, and if wind blows, it sways at the 54 meters incredible high from the ground level.

The bridge was built in 1954 with money collected from local people as it was used as a residential road for them. Even now the people living there use the thrilling bridge as their ordinary route to go by bicycles, motorbikes or on foot!

Let's take a look at the highlights of the longest and thrilling suspension bridge in Japan, "Tanize no Tsuribashi", which has been kept from Showa period up to now.

Article about "Tanize no Tsuribashi" in Nara -Contents-

1, Basic and useful information of "Tanize no Tsuribashi" in Totsukawa-mura, Nara
2, Sways when you walk! The highlights of "Tanize no Tsuribashi", thrilling and the longest suspension bridge in Japan
3, Summer specialty! "Yure daiko", swaying drum performance on the bridge is stunning!
4, Experience the magnificent spectacle and thrilling view on foot by Google Street View!
5, Reviews of Tanize no Tsuribashi
6, Comments from EnjoyJaoan! Editorial dept.
7, Access to "Tanize no Tsuribashi" in Totsukawamura, Nara
8, Recommended information around Tanize no Tsuribashi

1, Basic and useful information of "Tanize no Tsuribashi" in Totsukawa-mura, Nara

Photo of the longest suspension bridge in Japan, Totsukawa-mura

Basic information

Name: Totsukawa-mura "Tanize no Tsuribashi"
Name in English:Suspension bridge in Tanize

Area: Nara (Totsukawa-mura area)
Tel: 0746-62-0004 *Totsukawa-mura administration office, Tourism promotion department
Closed: No closed day
Postal code: 637-1106
Address: Tanize, Totsukawa-mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara
Fee: Free
Parking: Yes *Charged
Official site: http://www.vill.totsukawa.lg.jp/www/contents/1390288410105/index.html

Useful information

10 minutes walking from the nearest station: No
Credit card: -
Purpose: Friends/Date/Family/Solo
Foreign language speaking staff: Unknown
Free Wi-Fi: No
Average staying time: Approx.30 minutes to 1 hour
Other useful information:

・Please note that during Golden Week or long holidays the bridge becomes one way.
・Please give the way to the local people as the bridge is their daily needs for the life.

2, Sways when you walk! The highlights of "Tanize no Tsuribashi", thrilling and the longest suspension bridge in Japan

Here let's see the highlights of the thrilling and the longest suspension bridge in Japan "Tanize no Tsuribashi".
Please experience the thrilling feel even from the photos.

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Local specialty of Totsukawa-mura, "Tanize no Tsuruhashi" is located in the middle of rich green nature.
You may feel the No.1 length in Japan even from the photo.

●Tanize no Tsuribashi

Length: 297.7m
Height: 54m

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It's really thrilling suspension bridge, and that is why this place became a famous tourist spot. But even now this bridge is used as a residential road for local people.

That is amazing!

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Imagine if I had to pass such a thrilling suspension bridge every day....
And the notice saying "It is dangerous and not more than 20 people can pass the bridge at once." makes me terrified more. :)

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Look down my foot at the middle of the bridge...
Here you are.

This is impossible for people of acrophobia! Many tourists can not proceed at the one fourth point and come back!^^;

On the contrary, those who like high place look so happy to pass the bridge! :)

And this bridge is not only thrilling terrifying bridge.
Please look the rich nature scenery.

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In early Summer it is surrounded with beautiful green, and in Autumn the mountains are covered with scarlet color as seen in the photo. It is healing beauty.

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This is how local people use the bridge as a part of their daily life.

The old lady looks accustomed to pass the bridge! Besides, the kids going to school, and postman rides bicycle or motorcycle over the bridge! It's unbelievable!

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There is a camping site under the bridge, named "Tsuribashi no sato camping site" and you can go down to the river. It is surrounded by the great nature, the river water is pure and full of negative ions.

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Amazing height of the bridge if you look it up from the river in "Tsuribashi no sato camping site"!

In addition, there is "Tsuribashi jaya (tea house) close to the suspension bridge.

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You can have tea, light snacks and take a rest, or buy souvenirs. Please come and visit the shop.

●Shop information of "Tsuribashi jaya"

Hours: 8:00〜17:00

・Summer holidays
・Closed in January and February

Postal code: 637-1106
Address: Tanize 261−1, Totsukawa-mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara

●Menu in "Tsuribashi Jaya"

・Sweet rice sake
・Homemade Yuzu sorbet
・Shaved ice
・Sweet red beans with rice paste
・Wormwood rice cake
・Rice ball covered with leaf mustard
・Udon noodles with with plants
・Udon with shiitake mushroom
・Udon with boar meats
・Boiled konnyaku potatoes
・Grilled sweetfish *Limited period

It's nice to take a rest in a tea house nearby!
Why don't you buy souvenirs as a memory of you visit?

3, Summer specialty! "Yure daiko", swaying drum performance on the bridge is stunning!

Drum performance on suspension bridge in Tanize
Quote: Aoniyoshi "Naratabi" net/https://yamatoji.nara-kankou.or.jp

Don't forget the spectacular event carried out on the suspension bridge in Tanize.

"Yure daiko (swaying drums)", a Summer specialty drum performance event takes place on the longest suspension bridge in Japan at the height of 54 meters from the ground.

This unusual thrilling event is performed by local members of OMC Totsukawa drum club "Kodama" in August.

The the drum sound echoes powerfully throughout the valley around the bridge and enchants the audience.

The schedule in 2016 is as follows:

●Event information of "Yure Daiko" on the suspension bridge in Tanize

・The 25th Yure daiko

Date: August 4, 2016

※The drum performance starts around 18:00.

Place: Suspension bridge in Tanize

Admission: Free
Fee: Free

4, Experience the magnificent spectacle from the bridge and thrilling view from the foot by Google Street View!

Totsukawa-mura is located in the middle of great nature surrounded by mountains in Yoshino-gun, Nara prefecture.So it takes time to reach up to the suspension bridge in Tanize. For those who can not go there, here is the 360 degrees panoramic view of the bridge Google Street View.

First of all, enjoy the great nature view!
Then look at your foot.
Be careful if you are acrophobia!

4, Reviews of the suspension bridge in Tanize

Here are the reviews from the people who went to the longest suspension bridge in Japan and experienced the thrilling pass on the bridge.

Translate : Suspension bridge in Tanize is quite thrilling, although it is enforced with wire. The wooden bridge squeaks and frightening, my wife was afraid.

Translate : Came to suspension bridge in Tanize. Sways enough well.

Translate : Could not walk in Port Tower, and suspension bridge in Tanize and in Leaning tower of Pisa. Pulled by the guide and came down.

It sounds thrilling not only because of the length, but also the height of 54m from the ground.
There are many comments of "squeaks" and "swayed by the wind" on the bridge. Among them, there are stories of people of acrophobia who can not move! :)

This is different feeling from scary ride machine, and if you like high place, please challenge it.

5, Comments from EnjoyJapan! Editorial dept.

As we have seen, when you go to the suspension bridge in tanize, first of all, please feel the scale of the bridge.

If you proceed from the entrance to the bridge, you will see Totsukawa river on your foot, and people of acrophobia give up proceeding here. :)

If you like the high place, go further to the bridge and experience the squeak and sway by the wind. You will feel thrilled and excited!

After enjoying the bridge, the longest in Japan, "Tsuribashi Jaya" tea house where you can take a rest, "Totsukawa hot spring" for a little distance and "Tsuribashi no sato camping site" outdoor spot in the middle of the great nature are good options to visit.

Combined with "suspension bridge in Tanize", please visit touristic spots nearby!

Access to "Tanize no Tsuribashi" in Totsukawamura, Nara

Postal code:637-1106
Address: Tanize, Totsukawa-mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara
Tel: 0746-62-0004 * Totsukawa-mura administration office, Tourism promotion department

No railways nearby, so it's difficult to visit by train.
Car is recommended/
There are no gas station once you enter to mountain road, so please fill the gas beforehand.

If you want to go without driving car, there are train and bus route to "suspension bridge in Tanize", but please be prepared as it takes a lot of time.

(Train and Bus)
・Get off at "Gojo" station of JR Wakayama line, then take bus to Uenoji for 120 minutes.
・Get off at "Yamato Yagi" station of Kintetsu line, and take bus to Uenoji for 180 minutes.

7, Recommended information around suspension bridge in Tanize

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