The Swing Of Stars

Hoshi no buranko (星のブランコ) which literally means “The Swing Of Stars” is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan located in Hoshida Prefectural Park, Osaka with a length of 280 meters rising up to 50 meters above ground.  As it is a pedestrian suspension bridge that connects two mountains, people can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of nearby Osaka and Kyoto while crossing.

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Not many Japanese people know of this place when I mention Hoshi no Buranko during conversations. It’s quite surprising they just heard it for the first time. I’ve read somewhere that this is Osaka’s hidden gem. And yep! It lived up with the word.

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We went there mid-November but it wasn’t much of the autumn foliage feels yet. Nevertheless, the view was breath-taking.

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