Since the building of this site was started in 1593 – Year of the Monkey
, and finished in 1595 – Year of the Dog
, a pair of these two animals’ statues has been placed at both ends. They represent for the guardians of the bridge.
Japanese Bridge is renowned for its elaborate decorations, which can be most easily seen at the low entrance. Don’t miss the little porcelain bowls used to cap the ends of the tile, though the interior may be very dark. There’s a small temple on the north side of the bridge, right in the middle over the stream. In addition, visitors may find several interesting galleries at the other end.
Such a place can’t be ignored for those who want to take photos, with a charming historical background and amazing red faded colour. Night is when it looks more elegant, thanks to the lighting.