Shizuoka prefecture is adjacent to Yamanashi prefecture and Nagano prefecture in the north, it is also famous as a sightseeing spot in the Southern Japanese Alps. Especially famous is “Sumatakyo Gorge” which is a valley of Nemoto Town which is located back from the Oi River. “Sumatakyo Gorge” is a huge valley area in the tributary of the Oigawa, a place famous for enjoying Sumatakyo hot springs and hiking in the valley.
Especially famous for hiking and walking around the valley is “Yume no Tsuribashi” (Dream Suspension Bridge). “Yume no Tsuribashi” (Dream Suspension Bridge) is a spot that, as its name suggests, is called so from a fantastic landscape that is likely to appear in the dream world as well. Dream Suspension Bridge is a suspended bridge with a length of 90 meters and a height of 8 meters for cobalt blue Oma Dam Lake. This suspension bridge is the biggest spot of “Sumatakyo Gorge Promenade Course” which is a hiking course around 90 minutes lap.
The number of people who can cross this bridge at one time is limited to 10 people. A blue lake is spreading beneath the suspension bridge, and opportunities to cross such areas can not be experienced except here “Sumatakyo Gorge Promenade Course”. It can be said that it is a superb spot in nature sightseeing in Shizuoka prefecture.
From Sumatakyo hot springs which is the starting point of this course to the suspension bridge is about 30, 40 minutes on foot. Walking along the Oigawa tributary side by side, a fantastic cobalt blue lake will appear. This is the lake called Oma Dam Lake, the bridge over this lake is Dream Suspension Bridge.
For access to Sumatakyo hot springs, there are a way to go directly by car and a way to go to Shinkanaya station in Shimada city by bus, SL, which is a famous item of the Oigawa Railway, and head by bus from there.
When you arrive, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of Oma Dam Lake shining in cobalt blue first. It is said that the origin of the name “Dream Suspension Bridge” is because it is a fantastic sight of the cobalt blue lake surface. You will surely be satisfied with this lake that appears when you are a bit tired from hiking.
“Yume no Tsuribashi” (Dream Suspension Bridge) in Shizuoka prefecture is a rare bridge in the beautiful lake changing to turquoise blue and emerald green in Japan. It is a leisure spot that you need to cross a thin foothold and enjoy thrill at the same time.
Furthermore, it is said that if a woman wishes the fulfillment of love in the middle of a suspended bridge, it will be able to make her dreams come true. It is said that there is an effect that man and woman fall in love in a suspension bridge.
Yume no Tsuribashi is a suspension bridge over Ohma Dam Lake of Sumatakyo Canyon located in Kawane Honcho in Shizuoka Prefecture. It is a very popular suspension bridge, such as being chosen as “the 10th elections of the suspension bridge across which it goes on foot” in the world, and the 2nd place by “the best suspension bridge of Japan that readers decide” of Asahi Shimbun. The length of the bridge is 90 meters, the height is 8 meters, you can cross for free.
Yume no Tsuribashi was one of many suspended bridges over the Sumata River in the past. They were useful for local people as mountain work and transportation between the colonies. Now, it is a passage point of the hiking course and is being crowded with many hikers every year.
Ohma Dam Lake, which changes to a beautiful color such as emerald green, turquoise blue, cobalt blue, is also called “Tyndall Lake”. The color change is said to be due to the “Tyndall effect”.
The width of the suspension bridge scaffold is only about the shoulder width. Although it is 8 meters high, crossing a very narrow footing is a very thrilling experience. In addition, the number of suspension bridges is as small as 10 people, and signboards written as dangerous when 11 people get on are also standing.
|Name:||Yume no Tsuribashi (Dream Suspension Bridge)|
|Address:||Senzu Haibaragun Kawanehoncho, Shizuoka 428-0411 Japan|
|Access:||Oigawatetsudo Igawa-sen Line “Senzu-eki Station” (40 minutes by bus then 20 minutes walk)|