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The GAP, Kototoibashi Bridge


Kototoibashi Bridge is located upper stream from Tobu Line Sumida River Bridge.
So around here is calm and most of visitors are local people.
Riverside is well prepared as Sumida River Terrace, here is place for relaxing.

Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Many houseboats pass here.
So houseboats are designed on riverside fence.

Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Skytree is also seen with Kototoibashi Bridge.

Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

It’s simple but strong construction.

Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Cars and people pass on the bridge.

Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

At night. Kototoibashi Bridge is lit up with simple lights.Not shiny.
This day was full moon. It was well matched with silent atmosphere.

Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Riverside around Kototoibashi Bridge is also calm and beautiful.
Here can take beautiful reflection on the river.

Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

In spring, here can see many spring flowers around Kototoibashi Bridge. There are flower bed.

Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Double exposure of nature and architecture.

Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Of course, here is also famous Hanami(Cherry blossom viewing) place.

These are 2015 season’s photos.
It was a little earlier for full bloom. During Sakura season, Skytree is lit up as special color.
And riverside is decorated with beautiful lanterns.
So many hauseboats pass Sumida River in this period.
This period is one of the liveliest period around here.
(Another period is fireworks period in summer.)

Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

From Sakurabashi Bridge toward Kototoibashi Bridge with ND400 filter.

Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

This is 2016 season’s photo. But it was cloudy.
Can you see Sakura tree along riverside??

Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Night is so coloful!

Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Kototoibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Ordinary days, here is silent and calm.
But sometimes here is so lively.
This gap is Kototoibashi Bridge’s charm.
Both time you will be able to enjoy here!!

Information
Length:236.6m
Built:1928
Technique: Cantilever glider bridge
Nearest Station: Asakusa Station / Tobu Isesaki Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toei Asakusa Line
Manager: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Reference of information :
“Tokyo Pocket Map of Bridges Sumida river”,2013, Tokyo Metropolitan Public Corporation for Road Improvement and Management

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