Sanjō Ōhashi

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Sanjō Ōhashi in the 1830s, as depicted by Hiroshige in The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō

Sanjō Ōhashi (三条大橋?) is a bridge in Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It spans the Kamo River as part of Sanjō-dōri (三条大通り Third Avenue). It is well-known because it served as the ending location for both the Nakasendō and the Tōkaidō.

History[edit]

It is unclear when this bridge was first built, but there are records of Toyotomi Hideyoshi orders for it to be repaired in 1590,[1] as well as one of the original giboshi (擬宝珠) (onion-shaped posts that are located on bridges, shrines and temples in Japan).

The current concrete bridge, which includes two lanes for driving and a walking path on either side, was built in 1950.

Neighboring post towns[edit]

Nakasendō & Tōkaidō
Ōtsu-juku - Sanjō Ōhashi (ending location)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sanjō Ōhashi: Spot Jōhō. Central Japan Railway Company. Accessed July 17, 2007.

Coordinates: 35°0′32.66″N 135°46′18.25″E / 35.0090722°N 135.7717361°E / 35.0090722; 135.7717361