Kaisenkyo Rotating Bridge
This 90-degree rotating bridge connects the Amanohashidate land bridge (one of Japan's Three Scenic Views) to the main town. Close by is Chionji Temple, temple of wisdom, as well as a variety of shops, Japanese inns, and restaurants.
The bridge was erected in 1923 and manually operated by crank so large ships could pass through the canal, and it went electric in 1960. It is an excellent spot for photographs. People also come to the area to fish and swim (as there are beaches on the land bridge). Explore the area by foot, with a rent-a-cycle, or a boat tour.
address: Monju, Miyazu-shi, Kyoto
hours: always open to foot traffic
bridge rotating times: irregular hours for large ship traffic, sightseeing ship passes by at around 9:55am, Sunday 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
access: [on foot] 5 minutes from Amanohashidate Station
[car] from Miyazu Amanohashidate IC it's about 10 minutes