Tourist spotOutdoor sports
Iya-no-Kazura Bashi (Suspension bridge made of vine - Vine Bridge)
Kazura Bashi over the canyon in this secluded mountain villages is also associated with the legend of fleeting Heike clan, once most powerful ruler. This bridge is made of Actinidia auguta (a kind of kiwi vine) and is 45 meters long, 2 meters wide. It weighs approx. 6 tones and is suspended 14 meters above streams. It was only access over the deep canyon into the mountainous area in those days. The bridge is changed every three years. (Designated as a National and Prefectural significant folk cultural asset)
Every night from 19:00 till 21:30, the bridge is lighten up. It creates a magical atmosphere throughout in the night.
* Biwa-no-Taki (Biwa waterfall) nearby
The legend holds that played their biwa, a Japanese lute, by this waterfall feeling nostalgic for their old city, Kyoto and comforted each other. The elegant
name for this watefall with the height of 50 meters was originated from this legend.
* Play at the riverside
Further walking after the Biwa-no-Taki about 50m, there is a walking trail where you can step down to the riverside and play.