The Kototoi Bridge with its beautiful rectilinear shape is built over the Sumida River. It is a perfect place to see cherry blossom trees lined up at the banks of the river.
The Kototoi Bridge with its beautiful rectilinear shape was built over the Sumida River in 1928 during the reconstruction project after the Great Kanto earthquake. The 238.7 meter long and 22 meter wide bridge connects National Route 6 (Bokuto-dori Street) and the Kototoi-dori Street. Tiles with pictures of cherry blossoms are embedded in the foot path and you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing over 1 km along the west bank in spring. It is said that the bridge was packed with people escaping from the fires caused by air raids during the war. To be able to tell the story of the war to the following generations, the main pillar of the bridge is kept in its burnt state as it was right after the air raids. A 7-minute walk from Asakusa Stations of Subway Ginza Line and other lines to the west bank. It is a 7-minute walk from ”Asakusa” station of the Tokyo Metro Line, the Ginza Line and other lines and a 5-minute walk from ”Tokyo Skytree” Station of the Tobu Isezaki Line to the east bank.