The Bettou Suspension Bridge acts as the gateway to Mt. Hakusan and the Sabo Shindo hiking trail, crossing the Bettou Valley. The bridge is still relatively new, with the former bridge being destroyed by a debris flow on May 17, 2004. This new bridge, located 20m downstream, and 9m higher than the previous, allows easy passage over the valley. When crossing you can still see the remnants of the old bridge where it was washed away.
The Bridge is closed during winter, where the floorboards are removed to protect the bridge against heavy snow.
Parking is available near the Bettou Deai Center.
During weekends in peak hiking season, you must catch a shuttle bus from the Ichinose Visitor Center.
Free App for Travelling Around Geoparks
Travel around Geoparks with ease with the Geoparks Japan App - a free map app that uses your phone or tablet's GPS function to show your location on a map, and includes information about nearby sites and tourist destinations. The Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark offers three maps for walking, driving, and hiking Mt. Hakusan. More information here
Android: Google Play
iOS: Apple Store