Sada Chinkabashi (submersible bridge)

佐田の沈下橋(Sada No Chinkabashi)
A peculiar bridge amongst the beauty of the Shimanto River
Chinkabashi are submersible bridges that are designed without side rails to reduce the risk of the bridge being washed away during a flood. These peculiar looking bridges have become a symbol of the Shimanto area, and even seem to fit in to the surrounding natural environment better than a traditional bridge. Though there are many chinkabashi, the longest is the Sada Chinkabashi, the closest to the mouth of the river.

Crossing a bridge without balustrades is a thrilling experience and allows you to better enjoy the beauty of one of Japan's most important rivers. Cycling from the closest station (Nakamura Station) is highly recommended.
Address 高知県四万十市佐田 (Sada, Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 0880-35-4171
Shimanto City Tourism Association
DirectionsAbout 1 hr 15 min drive from Shimantocho-chuo IC on Kochi Expressway
Map Code466 302 695*52

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