Toyohashi-bridge (Jah-jah bashi)

Toyohashi-bridge (Jah-jah bashi)

A Bridge spanning river Onogawa, in front of the historic house of Inoh Tadataka.

Originally, this was made with a large gutter to send water for agricultural use from the east shore of river Onogawa to the opposite in the Edo period.

It is called, "Jah-jah" bridge by association from the sound of the dropping water that flows from the bridge.

The waterpower flows until 9:00AM-4:00PM all the year round every 30 minutes. If you can see the falling water, you might be lucky.

The bridge today is the one made for sightseeing, and water flows every 30 minutes. This is chosen to be The Sound scenery 100 of Japan".

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Data

Name
Toyohashi-bridge (Jah-jah bashi)
place
1900-1, Sawara-I, Katori City
[admission] fee
free
Access

By train : Getting off at Sawara Station, JR Narita-line. And 15 minutes on foot

By car : Higashi Kanto Expressway 10 minutes from Sawara-Katori exit

By High-way bus: Kanto Railways Green Bus from Tokyo Station for Hokota-station getting off at "Yasaka-mae".

Keisei bus, from Hamamatsu-cho, or Tokyo-station, by way of Sawara, for Choshi 20 minutes from "Sawara-eki Kitaguchi".

Parking
(Memorial hall of Inoh Tadataka) 70 standard-sized car for free.
Souvenir
fish boiled in soy sauce, pickles, local sake, sweet potato cake, and Japanese cloth etc.
Inquiries
Katori City Sightseeing division; Tel.0478-50-1212

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