“Hoshi no Buranko” (The Swing of Star) in Hoshida Enchi in Osaka is the longest class suspension bridge in Japan. It is a large suspension bridge with a total length of 280 meters and a height of 50 meters. Because it is a romantic name, it is also popular as a date destination place for couples. Good access from Osaka city “Hoshi no Buranko” is crowded with people who hiking with families. As the area is also the spot of autumn leaves, so many tourists visit in autumn.
It has a nice name “The Swing of Star”, but in fact it is a suspension bridge. The height is also 50 meters, it seems to be a thrilling attraction. If you visit on a date, it is surely a spot where connection will deepen. From the observation deck, you can see the superb view of Osaka shining.
“Hoshi no Buranko” (The Swing of Star) is a suspension bridge, why is it named “Swing”? This long bridge connecting the valley is given this name because it looks like a bridge over the Milky Way. It is a fairly name, but it is actually a thrilling scary spot.
It is located in Katano City, Osaka Prefecture adjacent to Nara Prefecture. About half of Katano City is a forest, and there is “Hoshida Enchi Park, Osaka Prefecture People’s Forest” in the mountains. It is a place of relaxation for Osaka citizens surrounded by rich nature. “Hoshi no Buranko” is the suspension bridge at Hoshida Enchi, the most popular spot in Hoshida Enchi.
The suspension bridge “Hoshi no Buranko” (The Swing of Star) is in the place, where the vast nature spreads, called “Hoshida Enchi” in Katano in Osaka.
The site of “Hoshida Enchi” is the extensiveness which is proud of 1,050,000 square meters. There is the hiking course that can enjoy seasonal beauty.
From this suspension bridge, the woods of Hoshida Enchi can be seen under their view, and an air walk can be enjoyed with the feeling that became the bird.
Katano is famous as “the Legend of Raining Stars” that the star came down when Kobo Daishi recite a charm, and the birthplace of Tanabata,. It is the town with much the name of a place and tradition which are related to a star.
This is also the reason the suspension bridge named “The Swing of Star”
It is the highlight in 280 meters in full length, and 50 meters of the highest ground quantities. The size is more than expected.
You must get excited to its force. As wooden suspension bridge for human use, it is largest domestically.
If it reaches further via the “Yamabiko square” from the “Swing of Star”, it will appear in the view deck. The view from here is an unparalleled view. There is feeling of satisfaction just to see scenery from this height.
From the observation deck, the Swing of Star looks small.
It takes about 3 to 4 hours by total including a descent from a mountain. Because there are other places that you should look at in various ways, please visit the person strong enough and having a lot of time.
|Name:||Hoshi no Buranko (The Swing of Star)|
|Address:||Hoshida 5019−1 Katano, Osaka 576-0016 Japan|
|Access:||Keihan Dentetsu Katano-sen Line “Kisaichi-eki Station” (40 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 72-891-0110 (Hoshidaenchi Management Office)|