I traveled alone on a Harley to Saruhashi in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Saruhashi Bridge is famous for its somewhat unusual structure, unlike ordinary bridges.
In this article, we will introduce the charm of Saruhashi.
What is Saruhashi?
Saruhashi is a bridge spanning the Katsura River in Otsuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture.
It has been designated as a national scenic spot.
During the Edo period, it was also known as one of the important bridges spanning the Koshu Highway, one of Japan’s three most unique bridges.
This is an unusual bridge, as there are no piers beneath the bridge due to the deep valley, and the bridge is supported by four layers of supporting trees called “hanegi” that stick out from both banks.
The charm of Saruhashi
Kai-no-Saru-hashi Bridge in Otsuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture is known as one of Japan’s three strange bridges, and its unique structure is attracting attention.
The unique form of its structure is beautiful, and combined with the deep valley, it creates a landscape that can only be enjoyed here.
It has a certain charm due to its nostalgic and deep history, and especially in the autumn, when Saruhashi bridge blends in with the surrounding autumn leaves, it has a beautiful Japanese atmosphere.
Access to Saruhashi
Can I go to Saruhashi by Harley?
You can go to Saruhashi by Harley.
There is a free municipal parking lot in Otsuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture nearby, so you can park your bike there and walk to the bridge.
The parking lot is not far from Saruhashi, so you can get there quickly.