Tanize Suspension Bridge located in Totsukawa Village is one of the longest suspension bridges in Japan. The length is 297 meters and rising 54 meters over the Totsukawa River.
The bridge was built to connect the villages of Uenochi and Tanize as a community road bridge in 1954.
If you are afraid of heights, we recommend you not try to cross the bridge.
You will walk on wooden boards which are enclosed in wire-mesh, and you can easily see the river and river beach underneath the bridge.
If the wind is very strong, the middle part of bridge will sway a lot.
If you like the swaying motion, it might be a lot of fun with some beautiful views.
Surprisingly, some locals cross this rickety bridge on a motorbike. However, please note that tourists are prohibited to cross on a bike or motorbike. Walking only.
During the holiday season, many tourists come and try to cross the bridge.
It is a good area to take a break and enjoy a brave adventure with a breathtaking view.
FYI, there is a small local restaurant next to the bridge which is open to public during the busy period.
Please try and enjoy some local specialties there after crossing the bridge!
Access to Tanize Suspension Bridge:
From JR Gojo Station:
– Take the bus bound for JR Shin Omiya Station, alight at Uenochi Teiryujyo bus stop and it is approx. 30 minutes on foot from the stop.