RYUJIN-KYO KOI-NOBORI MATSURI (Carp Streamer Festival)

Recommended Spot

The Ryujin big suspension bridge, a pedestrian bridge, boasts its 375m length and 100m height above the Ryujin dam lake, and you can enjoy a commanding panoramic view of landscape in each season.
Ryujin Koinobori Festival dates back to 1988 when some carp streamers were displayed at the Ryujin dam to give an installation image while the bridge construction was being planned.

Ryujinkyo shows us a magnificent landscape of mountains, which contains pale-pink wild cherry blossoms in spring and fresh green leaves in early summer. Nearly 1,000 donated carp streamers tied to ropes are swinging and flapping in the blue sky, which is one of special attractions in this area.

During the festival, lots of exciting events are held. On May 5th, the crossing charges are free for children. There are a hiking course around the bridge and facilities like a day spa. This area is famous for buckwheet noodles, so please try the local cuisine!

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Quiz Show, Photo Contest, A local food market etc.

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Adults: 300 JPY. Children (Elementary and Junior high school students): 200 JPY.
A group more than 30 people: Adults 280 JPY, Children 180 JPY.

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Ryujinkyo is located in Okukuji Natural Park and it is famous for its beautiful V-shaped valley. Lots of people visit here for a hike to enjoy a beautiful natural landscape in each season. The recommended hiking course is Kame-ga-fuchi, which takes about 2 hours.

At the local products market, you can taste locally-grown spring vegetables.

INFORMATION

LOCATION 2133-6 Kegano, Hitachiota City, Around Ryujin Supension Bridge
CONTACT Hitachi-Ota City Tourism Association
TEL:0294-85-1116
PARKING 250 cars(for free). Large sized buses can park here.
ACCESS By car:
About 40 minutes via Route 349 from Hitachi Minami Ota IC on Joban Expressway.
About 40 minutes via Route 349 from Naka IC on Joban Expressway.
By train:
Get off at Hitachi Ota Station on JR Suigun Line, from where approx. 40 minutes by bus (Ibaraki Kotsu Bus bound for Shimo-Takakura or Shimo-Takakura Daigo). Get off the bus at Ryujin O-tsuribashi or Ryujin O-tsuribashi Iriguchi.
WEBSITE http://ohtsuribashi.ryujinkyo.jp/

 

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