Jul 13, 2011

Saruhashi (Monkey Bridge)

Legend has it that this bridge was built imitating the scene of some monkeys were in line like a bridge across the Katsura river. That's why it's called "Saru (=monkey)-hashi (=bridge)". It is one of Three Odd Bridges in Japan. This place is also famous for it's beautiful colored leaves in Autumn.

I went there and crossd over. The bridge is made of Japanese cypress, so it smelled very nice.

And if you have a chance to visit there, try "Atsuyaki senbei (thick cracker)". It is tooooo hard to crack! Please don't bite it off unless you have strong teeth!

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