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Sumatakyo Sannami-basi(Sannami suspension bridge)
Japan

寸又峡の「夢の吊橋」方向へ遊歩道を歩く。しばらく歩いて右側の谷底を見ると、川に架かる一本の吊橋が見える。景色としては良いのだが、橋自体はかなり谷を下らなければならないように見えるため、おそらく観光客はあまりこの橋のたもとまでは行こうとしないだろう。しかし、実際には遊歩道の入り口手前から道が分岐しており、距離にして600mほど歩くとこの橋にたどり着くことができる。

この橋の名を「猿並橋」と呼ぶ。しかしどのような「読み」なのか、わからない。パンフレットなどには「さんなみ橋」と書かれている。しかし橋の渡口にあった木の札には「さんのみ橋」と書かれており、その近くにあった英語表記には「sarunami(サルナミ) suspension bridge」とある。要するに、あまり気に留められていないのかもしれない。

この橋を、私は渡らなかった。「定員5名以下」と書かれていたこの橋は、おそらく「夢の吊橋」以上に揺れるのではないだろうか。橋を渡った先は朝日岳への登山道となっているようだ。

その代わり、橋の渡口から脇にそれて、下に降りる道が有ったのでその道を下る。

そこには細い渓流があるのだが、ちょうどその渓流が寸又川と合流する場所になっており、その合流地点では小規模な滝となっている。そしてこの付近は地盤が岩盤となっており、河原の砂地とは対照的な風景となっている。此処から猿並橋を見上げる風景もまたよい。周囲は寸又峡の紅葉で取り囲まれている。美しい光景であり、あまり観光客も訪れないので、この場所は穴場だと思う。

Copyright: Bibouroku Tabito
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Uploaded: 28/11/2013
Updated: 13/05/2014
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Tags: shizuoka; valley; autumn colour; bridge
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