In a recent ranking of the Top 10 Suspension Bridges to Cross Before You Die by TripAdvisor Japan, one spot in Japan made it onto the list, winning its place as one of the most exquisite travel destinations in the country.

That spot is located in Shizuoka Prefecture at the Sumata Ravine. Stretching out across an emerald green reservoir that, even on its own will take your breath away, is the Yume No Tsuribashi Suspension Bridge. Literally translated as the “Suspension Bridge of Dreams,” it has since attracted visitors from all over the country, many of whom become spellbound at the mesmerizing beauty of the area.

Yume No Tsuribashi Suspension Bridge

The long wooden bridge is the ideal spot to appreciate the glimmering water below. It stretches out 8 meters above the reservoir for 90 meters, and only 10 people are permitted to cross at a time as a safety precaution. Rumor has it that if you stand in the middle of the bridge and pray for love, your romantic wishes will come true.

The bridge is said to sway significantly with just 10 people, but the water below is so beautiful that we frankly wouldn’t mind falling in.

The Reservoir

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The breathtaking color of the reservoir is the result of the Tyndall effect. The water is originally clean and crystal clear, but the particles inside it only reflect blue light, causing the entire expanse of the reservoir to appear emerald green. However, the water can look emerald green or cobalt blue depending on the day, and the locals have given it the nickname "Tyndall Reservoir."

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With summer nearly here, the Sumata Ravine is guaranteed to be one of the most picturesque spots in Japan to visit. Travelers can enjoy the local food and hot springs after spending a day at the ravine, and experience an exquisite trip to remember for years to come.

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Yume No Tsuribashi

Address: Senzu, Kawane Honchō, Haibara-gun, Shizuoka
Recommended Visiting Hours: From sunrise to sunset
Open Every Day

By - grape Japan editorial staff.