The local bus company Kamenoi offers a day tour departing from Beppu/Yufuin and we visited the suspension bridge using this coach tour. It started snowing after we left Yufuin traveling up the mountains enroute to our destination. The view from the bridge was simply beautiful, but I think you cannot beat visiting during the autumn season for the autumn foliage. When we reached the other end of the bridge, there was a staff guarding the exit, and we did not know that there was more to see beyond the bridge, as what the other TA reviewers have mentioned. It was drizzling, windy and blistering cold, but the bridge did not sway at all when we were crossing it. Staff were also patrolling the bridge regularly, i guess to make sure no one does anything crazy. Soon, the whole bridge became enveloped by the low clouds, and the scenary below the brigge was a sea of white - nothing could be seen. We felt sorry for the visitors who stopped by during this time, as they were deprived of the view of the bridge and everything else. Not sure if they were even allowed to cross the bridge from then on. A professional photographer was on standby at the entrance of the bridge to take pictures of you and the bridge. Of course, there are the obligatory tourist souvenir shots that they take for you, but you do not need to buy them if you do not like the pictures. Near the ticket booth is the usual souvenir shop but we gave it a miss due to time constraint.
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