It was almost time to leave Kyoto’s Arashiyama district. My legs were tired after some six hours of walking on a thirty degree day, but I had to stand on Togetsu-kyo Bridge.
Togetsu-kyo Bridge was first built in 836. Togetsu means crossing moon, the name given by Emperor Kameyama when he observed the moon crossing the sky.
Below was Katsura River and I was not surprised to learn that this river had been harnessed for hydro-electric power in 2005 because everywhere I went, I heard the sound of rushing water.