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Jogakura Bridge: Video Introduction

This video, titled "[Drone] Jogakura Bridge, Aomori / Aerial Drone Shots of Jougakura Bridge [4K]" (【Drone】青森 城ヶ倉大橋 / Aerial Drone Shots of Jougakura Bridge【4K】), was uploaded by "TinyBetter Drone Works 4K." The video showcases magnificent views of autumn foliage against the backdrop of the Jogakura Bridge in Aomori, Japan. We hope you enjoy the magnificent views captured via drone accompanied by wonderful music.

Jogakura Bridge – Facts About the Beautiful Bridge in Aomori, Japan

Image of Jogakura Bridge, Aomori, Japan
Photo:Jogakura Bridge, Aomori, Japan

Jogakura Bridge is located in Towada-Hachimantai National Park in Aomori, in Japan's Tohoku region. National Route 394 connects the Tsugaru and Nanbu regions of Aomori Prefecture, and in October 1995, Jogakura Bridge was built over Jogakura Gorge, which had been a major obstacle previously. Needless to say, a great deal of effort was put into building the bridge, and many people worked hard to make it possible.

Jogakura Bridge is 360 meters long, with an arch span length measuring 255 meters. It is the longest deck arch bridge in Japan, which have their deck is completely above the arch. The arch span length is the length of the bridge between the piers (the main span).
The height from the valley floor is 122 meters! The view of the Hakkoda Mountains from the bridge is truly spectacular.

The Best Time to View Autumn Leaves at Jogakura Bridge

Image of autumn leaves from Jogakura Bridge, Aomori, Japan
Photo:Autumn leaves from Jogakura Bridge, Aomori, Japan

From Jogakura Bridge, visitors can enjoy views of the Hakkoda Mountains throughout Japan's four seasons, but autumn is especially popular, when the autumn leaves change to beautiful shades of red and orange. The best time to view the autumn leaves is in mid-October, and the picturesque scenery of the autumn leaves stretching far into the distance is a must-see.
Mt. Iwaki, one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains, can be seen on the west side of the mountain. The view of Mt. Iwaki beyond the autumn leaves is one of the highlights of Jogakura Bridge, and will surely make for some great shots for any instagrammers or photographers out there.

There are parking lots and restrooms at both ends of the bridge. From the observation space on the Kuroiwa side of the parking lot, visitors can take pictures of the arch bridge against the backdrop of autumn leaves.
You can walk across the bridge's walkway and take your time snapping photos while viewing the autumn leaves. You can see tourists doing this throughout the video as well. Because it's filmed via drone, you can also see just how large and tall the bridge actually is.
[Video] 1:25 - Tourists Walking Across the Bridge, Enjoying the Autumn Leaves

Peering into Jogakura Gorge below, can be a bit daunting if you're afraid of heights.
There used to be a walking trail that led down to Jogakura Gorge below the bridge, but it's now closed due to hazardous sections. Although you can't get up close to Jogakura Canyon, you can enjoy the panoramic view from 122 meters in the air.

Hot Springs, Ropeways, and Other Popular Attractions Around Jogakura Bridge

Image of the Hakkoda Ropeway
Photo:The Hakkoda Ropeway

Sukayu Onsen
This hot spring has been known as a therapeutic bath since the Edo period (1603-1868 A.D.). "Hiba Senninburo," a large, 290 square meter mixed bathing area constructed entirely of hiba (cypress), is what makes this hot spring so special. The retro atmosphere is also popular.

The Hakkoda Ropeway
Located in the northern part of Towada-Hachimantai National Park, the ropeway connects the base station and the summit park station via a 10-minute gondola ride, offering spectacular seasonal views, such as autumn leaves in the fall and ice-covered trees in winter. From the ropeway station, a walking trail is available where visitors can enjoy a 30-60-minute stroll.

Jigoku-numa Pond
A swamp created as a result of the former volcanic activity of the Hakkoda Mountains, located not far from Sukayu Onsen Hot Spring. Even today, sulfur-containing gases spew forth from the surrounding fumaroles, and highly acidic, 90-degree Celsius water gushes into the pond.

Summary of Jogakura Bridge

Jogakura Bridge, built in a harsh natural environment high in the air, features a spectacular panoramic view. Did you get a chance to check out the beautiful autumn leaves in the video? In addition to the autumn foliage, winter, spring, and summer are also beautiful, so if you get the chance, we definitely recommend visiting during these seasons as well.

There is also a well-known soba restaurant near Jogakura Bridge. Some serve tempura made with vegetables grown in the surrounding mountains with soba, while others even have tempura apples, a specialty of Aomori Prefecture, and others even have soba pudding!
Enjoy the vast nature of Towada-Hachimantai National Park while also enjoying some delicious local food!

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Last Updated : Oct. 16, 2022
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