Okutama’s Suspension Bridges

Getting up high in rural Tokyo

By Steve Morton    - 1 min read

Several years ago I hadn’t even heard of Tokyo`s rural Okutama region let alone the Mukashi-Michi, (an abandoned mountain pass). This changed for the better however, as I recently visited this impressive area.

Spanning almost 10 kilometers, the Mukashi-Michi runs parallel to the mighty Tama River. Set deep within a mountainous valley, this picturesque area contains several impressive man-made structures including the Shidakura and Dodokoro suspension bridges.

Located a couple of minutes walk away from each other, these bridges provide some breathtaking views out over Sogaku Ravine, creating a truly memorable experience

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Steve Morton

Steve Morton @steve.morton138

Long-term resident of Yokohama interested in getting out and seeing what this great country has to offer. I enjoy doing new things and traveling on a streamlined budget guaranteed to make any self-respecting local gulp.When not too busy, I like eating and attempting to not get lost while looking at Japanese tourist maps