Melody Bridge - Hokkaido

Melody Bridge ( メロディー橋 ) is one of the bridges over the Osarappe River and is a symbol of Takasu Town. It is also the first of its kind in Japan. The bridge is located on the outskirts of the southern part of Takasu town in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan . Melody Bridge Melody Bridge details The history of Melody Bridge dates back to 1981. To make the old Kitano Bridge a permanent bridge and a memorial at the same time, the mayor of the time instructed that it be "a bridge with something special." With a total length of about 100 meters, a metallophone is built in the center of the railing of the bridge which can play the melody of the nursery rhyme " Yuyake Koyake ". Melody Bridge - Takasu town, Hokkaido Prefecture This endeavor was well received which made it famous across Japan. In 1986 the Ministry of Construction (now the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) gave it the "Tezukuri Local Award." Osarappe River Walking Path Osarappe Riv

Arashiyama Observation Deck - Hokkaido

Arashiyama Observation Deck or simply Arashiyama Observatory ( 嵐山展望台 ) is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and those who are looking for amazing views. It is located at 9 Sen in the town of Takasu in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan . Arashiyama Observation Deck Arashiyama Observation Deck details Arashiyama Observation Deck ’s history began in 1957 with the free leasing of a national forest area administered by the Asahikawa Forestry Office. Since the region is designated as a watershed forest and scenic protection forest, it was established as a scenic park in November 1965, with attempts to conserve the forest and keep it as a recreational area with greenery on the city's outskirts. It is roughly 5 kilometers west of Asahikawa city center and has an elevation of 253 meters. It is said that it got its name because it resembles Arashiyama in Kyoto. Arashiyama Observation Deck - Takasu town, Hokkaido Prefecture There is no public transportation that would bring you to the obs

Japan Diaries 4: Day 320

  Day 320:  September 17, 2022 Saturday -  9.17-19 Family Road Trip D1 September 19 (Monday) is  Keiro no Hi  or  Respect of the Aged Day . It is a public holiday here in Japan . It only means that today is the start of this month's first long weekend. Yup, you read that right. It's the first as September 23 (Friday) is  Autumnal Equinox Day  which is also a holiday here in  Japan .  One of the tunnels from Rumoi City to the town of Takasu Here's what we did on the first day of our  9.17-19 Family Road Trip .  First stop: Arashiyama Observation Deck We followed the manmade pathway going to the observation deck Asahikawa City as seen from the Arashiyama Observation Deck We left Rumoi City at around 6AM (the earliest we have done so far) to go to the town of  Takasu  ( 鷹栖町 ). Our first destination is the Arashiyama Observation Deck ( 嵐山展望台 )  on the outskirts of town. It has an amazing view of Asahikawa City.  Next stop: Melody Bridge Ella tried playing the musical instrumen

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