Kazura Bridge, Tokushima
February 24, 2023
The Kazura bridge in the Iya District of Tokushima Prefecture is famous for being one of the rarest bridges in Japan. The bridge is 45 meters long, 2 meters wide, and is suspended 14 meters above the valley. Rather than reinforced concrete or other artificial materials, the bridge is made of woven wire, logs, and the shirakuchi-kazura plant. In order to accommodate the large number of visitors, the bridge is replaced every three years. The area around this bridge is a deep mountain valley, and bridges were built at various places to provide a route for the local people. The seasonal beauty of the valley that can be seen when crossing the bridges is also popular among tourists.