Amanohashidate Rotating Bridge
An unusual bridge that turns 90 degrees every time a ship passes
This rotating bridge connects Amanohashidate to the Monju area and rotates on a central axis located in the middle canal to let boat traffic through. In the early 1900's the bridge was operated manually with a hand-crank, but the number of large ships passing through the canal has increased, and since May 1960 it has been electrically operated.
When it's busy, it rotates 50 times a day. It's rotating schedule is typically infrequent so visitors who have a chance to see it often take photos and video of the event.
address: Munju, Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture
hours: always open
schedule rotation times:
It's mainly irregular (whenever large ships need to pass)
Visitors taking the sightseeing boat will pass through at around 9:55 every morning)
Sunday: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 (once every hour between 11:00 and 15:00)
5 minutes walk from Amanohashidate Station