This is an old bridge over the Nishiyoko Canal from the time of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's rule in the late 16th century. It's theorized that its name comes from Kyuhoji Temple (said to have once stood on the west side of the bridge) and that it was built for the many people moving from Kawachi's Kyuhoji in 1612 when the Dotonbori Canal was being excavated. During the Edo era, this wooden bridge was 42m long and 3.6m wide; its east side was home to a timber beach where lumber trading was held. Additionally, the west side connected to Semba and was close to Dotonbori and Shinmachi, so the sale of accessories and other small goods flourished together with their associated craftsmen. It’s now a triple-span (with two piers in the middle) reinforced cantilever concrete bridge measuring 41.52m long and 12.50m wide. The bridge features dark green on details like the handrails, catching the attention of onlookers with the illuminations in its clean-cut design.
Location〒 Zaimokucho, Chuo-ku, Osaka through 1 Minamikyuhojimachi
Directions9-minute walk from Sakaisuji-Hommachi Station on the Osaka Metro Chuo and Sakaisuji Lines
Tel06-6615-6818 (Osaka City Construction Bureau Road Department & Bridges)