The Kizu River runs east to west through the center of Minamiyamashiro Village. There are three bridges in the village, one of which is Koiji Bridge, a low water crossing bridge designed to be underwater during floods.
This type of bridge has no railings.
Because the bridge itself is designed to sink under floodwaters, it lowers the risk that the bridge itself will be washed away.
It's said that if you walk across Koiji Bridge to Koishidani Shrine, your wish will come true.
(Industry and Tourism Division, Minamiyamashiro Village Office)
- Minamiyamashiro Village, Soraku District, Kyoto Prefecture
- 5-minute walk from Ogawara Station on the JR Kansai Main Line.