Kumamoto Onsen trip#5 Recommand sightseeing spot around Kurokawa Onsen

Kokonoe yume Otsurihashi

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Other than Kurokawa Onsen there are recommanded place to go which is near to Kurokawa Onsen.

Since it’s just around 30 minutes from Kurokawa why not go?

In here I would like to introduce Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi at Oita.


Highest suspension bridge in Japan Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi

In Japanese we call suspension bridge as tsurihashi/tsuribashi.

I’m happy if you can be familiar this word tsurihashi in this article.

Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurishi is located at Oita Kokonoecho which is highest walkway tsurihashi.

The height of tsurihashi is 173m and the length is 390m. Ocean level of this area is 777m so the the scenary from here is magnificent.

From Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi you can see Shindou waterfall which has been selected as one of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan and Kyusuikei which is famous for verdure & fall foliage.

This is bridge is made without subsidies of the state or province and the name of this bridge Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi was selected from submission from the public.

Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi
Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi

Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi admission fee

 Admission fees  Age over 13  500円 (5 USD)  
 Age 6 -12  200円 (2 USD)  
 Under age 6   free  

Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi operating hour

 Operating hour  8:30~17:00 (Jan~Aug/Nov~Dec) ticket until 16:30 
 8:30~18:00 (Sep~Oct)  ticket until 17:30 
 Regular closing day   None (Entrance can be limited due to the bad weather)  

There is English version official website so if some info is missing here please refer it.

The things to see at Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi

The 360° panorama view from the tsuribashi

As you can see from the photo, there is nothing that interferes with the panorama view from the suspension bridge.

However, if you want to see the spectacular scenery, I think that it is better to come in summer, which is the season of verdure , or autumn, which is the season of fall foliage.

Especially best is to see Kyusuikei which is well known as fall foliage place.

So if you can come to Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi on summer or winter it will be suitable place as for walking pathway in the sky.

Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi panorama view
Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi panorama view

One of the 100 best waterfalls in Japan Shindou waterfall

Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi panorama view

Can you notice that in above picture there are 2 waterfall? One at the left side and another is at the right side. Right side waterfall is selected as one of the 100 best waterfall in Japan Shindou waterfall.

Consisting of a male waterfall (left) with a head of 83m and a female waterfall (right) with a head of 93m.

It was named because it is powerful enough to shake the surroundings when there is a lot of water.

For safety use and prohibitions

Kokonoe "Yume" Otsurihashi safety & pronibition by website
Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi safety & pronibition by website

In order to do sightseeing, there are precautions and prohibitions, so be sure to read well in advance to avoid trouble.

Basic info for Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi

Address:1208 Tano, Kokonoe, Kusu District, Oita 879-4911


 Operating hour  8:30~17:00 (Jan~Aug/Nov~Dec) ticket until 16:30 
 8:30~18:00 (Sep~Oct)  ticket until 17:30 
 Regular closing day   None (Entrance can be limited due to the bad weather)  


I came in the winter season and it was quite harsh as a tourist season because it was windy and very cold.

But maybe because of that situation the maginificent view was monoply was us and staff.

Staff even said that “Even at the end of operation hour it’s very rare case that only 1 couple of customer is here” so meaning that it might be blind spot during winter.

For the next visit I really demand to come during autumn and see the fall foliage.

If you come to Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi please also go to Kurokawa Onsen. It’s just around 30 minutes by car from Kokonoe “Yume” Otsurihashi to Kurokawa Onsen.

All season such as Spring, Summer, Autumn & winter can be enjoyed at Kurokawa Onsen should be very nice like the famous Onsen city Yufuin in Oita. The detail of Kurokawa Onsen you can refer below.

There are many hotel in Kurokawa Onsen. I was straying a lot where to choose but finally choosed Hozantei which was really good decision. If you are straying which hotel to stay in Kurokawa Onsen why not consider Hozantei as 1 of the option to stay?

Jigoku round trip is very famous activity in Oita. Half day is enough to see all at Beppu city please check for the latest news for jigoku round trip in Oita Beppu city.

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