Matsue Ohashi Bridge
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This bridge was first built in 1608 during the construction of Matsue Castle and has been rebuilt 16 times. With a total length of 138 m, the bridge has two projecting observation platforms on either side of the central section. The parapet is made of pure granite and decorated with spheres along the top. The view from here is a highlight of Matsue sightseeing. At the foot of the bridge is a memorial to Gensueke, who was buried under the bridge as a human sacrifice, and the Oba no Oto no Suru stone which, it is said, cannot be moved by even 1,000 men. In his "Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan," Lafcadio Hearn also wrote affectionately about this bridge that overflows with atmosphere.
Access Next to the Ohashi-minamizume bus stop on the Lake-line sightseeing bus service