or Yodoya Bridge is a bridge on the Midosuji
, crossing the Tosabori
. It is also the western terminus
of the Keihan Railway
and a stop on the Osaka City Subway
's Midosuji line
Yodoya was a rice merchant on Nakanoshima who catered to the wealthy samurai families living there: he is said to be the one who had the bridge built during the late Edo period, although exact records are hard to come by. The bridge today is built low to the water with shallow stone arches, making it a rather unimposing sight in itself.
At night, however, the view around Yodoyabashi is absolutely beautiful, with City Hall and the Bank of Japan reflected on the water, and the lights of Kita in the background. It's definitely worth a visit if you ever spend a night in the north of Osaka.