Ebisu Bridge, Osaka

Ebisu Bridge, Osaka

Ebisu Bridge is a bridge that spans the Dotonbori River in Chuo Ward, Osaka City. The bridge connects the downtown areas known as Shinsaibashi-suji and Ebisubashi-suji. It is sometimes referred to as Hikkake-bashi (pick-up bridge) by locals.

Ebisu Bridge is popular with tourists who want unique and meaningful photos. The southwest side of the bridge is a favorite due to the presence of the large, Glico signboard.

The footbridge has no motorized traffic, which allows tourists to take their time as they cross the Dotonbori. A curved area on each side of the bridge lets visitors step out of the pedestrian traffic to photograph the signboards and large buildings that loom over downtown Osaka.

The current Ebisu Bridge was built in 2007 by CTI Engineering, as part of the Dotonbori River Development project. However, the first steel bridge to span this part of the river was constructed in 1878. It was replaced with a reinforced concrete arched bridge in 1925.

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Sight Name: Ebisu Bridge
Sight Location: Osaka, Japan (See walking tours in Osaka)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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