Horai Bridge
Horai Bridge
Horai Bridge Horai Bridge


Horai Bridge is a wooden bridge with a total length of 897.4m, a passage width of 2.4m, and a balustrade height of only 50cm. It was built in the 1879 year to cross the Oi River, which was once known as the most difficult place on the Tokaido ancient main road.
On December 30, 1997, it was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as "the world's longest wooden pedestrian bridge". It is said to be a bridge of good luck because of the words "long tree = long life" (both sounds as "nagaiki") and "total length of 897.4 meters ("yakunashi" = no evil).
The area around the Horai Bridge is also known as one of the best tea plantations and is still used as a farm road. It is also often used as a filming location for movies and TV dramas, and is one of the few toll bridges in Japan.

  • Address

    2 Minami Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture

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  • Entry fee

    [Passage fee] Pedestrians: Adults 100 yen, Children 10 yen / Bicycles: 100 yen

  • Opening Hours


  • Closed


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  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    Parking lot 1: 26 standard cars (2 for disabled people), 11 tourist buses / Parking lot 2: 70 standard cars (no large cars)

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    20 minutes by car from the Shin-Tomei Expressway "Shimada-Kanaya IC", or15 minutes from the Tomei Expressway "Yoshida IC", or 5 minutes from the Hassashi Interchange on National Highway No. 1

    20 minutes on foot from JR Shimada Station

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