What to Expect
・Otsuki is a great place to stopover for tourists going to the Mt. Fuji area！Please drop in and experience this historic Ukiyo-e site.
・To experience the complete Ukiyo-e world of Utagawa Hiroshige, you need to look up Saruhashi from the river below. This is the only tour to take a boat of Katsuragawa River. Join and experience the Edo Period !
・Saruhashi has a unique building method. If you are interested in architecture, this bridge will attract you .
Saruhashi is a bridge crossing high over the beautiful valley of the Katsuragawa River and does not have any piers and is simply supported by four arrays of cantilever beams protruding from the river cliffs. Also, wooden-boarded special steel beams were used instead of wooden support beams. This was the first attempt in the world to use such beams. You like to know more? If so, please come to Saruhashi and the local museum!
Note* [ Ukiyo-e ] A traditional art form of Japanese wood block prints that flourished in the Edo-Period (17th-19th century)