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Togetsukyo

Togetsukyo

This famous bridge's name in Arashiyama, Kyoto, means 'Moon-passing bridge'. Originally named Horinjikyo as part of a nearby temple, Emperor Kameyama used to play around the bridge when he was young. He would make small paper boats and float them down the river. He said that at night, the giant bridge looked like a full moon, and when it was later rebuilt further upstream, was named Togetsukyo.