Sumata Gorge [寸又峡]

Sumatakyo Onsen
Sumatakyo Onsen
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Association

Public bathhouse in Sumatakyo Onsen
Public bathhouse in Sumatakyo Onsen
Photo by Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism
Association

Map around Oigawa river

Sumata Gorge ("Sumatakyo" in Japanese) is a steep gorge formed by Sumata River which is one of the tributaries of Oigawa river.

The length of the gorge is about 16 km.
The meeting point of Sumata River into Oigawa river is located about 3 km north of Senzu station of Oigawa Railway.

There is Sumatakyo Onsen hot spring resort at the upper part of Sumata River.
It is located about 14 km north of Senzu station.

In the onsen village, there are more than a dozen ryokans.

It is said that the water of the hot spring contains an ingredient to make the skin beautiful.
So this onsen uses the catch phrase "The hot spring producing beauties".

In the onsen village, there is a municipal public outdoor bathhouse.

From the onsen village, a few walking trails touring Sumata Gorge.
The distance to the gorge is about 1 km, but you must walk on steep slope.
It takes 60 to 90 minutes to walk around the gorge.

Yume-no-Tsuribashi
Yume-no-Tsuribashi
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Yume-no-Tsuribashi in summer
Yume-no-Tsuribashi in summer

There is Ooma Dam (大間ダム) on Sumata River.

A suspension bridge crossing over the dam lake is popular.
The bridge is 90 meters long and 8 meters over the river.
But, the width of the way is only 45 centimeters!

It is named Yume-no-Tsuribashi (夢の吊橋) meaning "Dream suspension bridge".

Only 10 people at a time can cross the bridge.
So, in the holidays, many visitors come here and you may have to wait a few hours to cross the bridge.

Narrow way of Yume-no-Tsuribashi
Narrow way of Yume-no-Tsuribashi

Hiryu Bridge
Hiryu Bridge

About 1 km up the river, there is Hiryu Bridge (飛龍橋).

It was the bridge for a forest railway, but it is used as a part of a forest road now.
We can walk on the bridge.
It is about 100 meters over the river.

How to get here

By local train of JR Tokaido Line, to Kanaya, about 30 minutes from Shizuoka, about 17 minutes from Kakegawa.

Hotels in Sumatakyo Onsen

Hotels in Sumatakyo Onsen

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