Kintaikyo Bridge

Sightseeing information about Kintaikyo Bridge in Japan.

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This bridge has been Iwakuni's iconic symbol since its construction in 1673. The 200m bridge has five wooden arches, without the use of any nails, that rest on massive stone pillars to cross over the Nishiki River. This is considered one of three most beautiful bridges in Japan, along with Nihonbashi Bridge in Tokyo and Meganebasho ('spectacles bridge') in Nagasaki.

The bridge, modeled on the 6-arch bridge in Hangzhou, China, was commissioned by a feudal lord to withstand floods and had lasted until 1950 when a violent typhoon hit this area. The current bridge is a precise reconstruction of the original completed in 1953. The bridge festival is held on the fourth Sunday of April to celebrate a splendid scenery of 3,000 cherry trees in full bloom.

Purposecouple,elderly,cherry blossom viewing,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Matsuyama Airport (about 61.4km) Google Transit

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5.0a month ago

Peaceful and beautiful scenery. The unique part of this bridge is that it is constructed without any nails, but using the olden method of wood joints. You can go down to the the stream below the bride to have a full view and the nicely curve of the bridge. The water is very cooling too.

5.0a month ago

Beautiful scenery. The steps can be slightly disorienting. 300 Yen to enter and walk across. Take a walk down by the bank. There is a really cool ice cream place nearby with lots of flavors.

4.0a month ago

Quite a nice bridge architecturally. Bridge costs 300 yen return. Is it worth it? Well you're there already and can get some nice water views. Get here earlier whilst everything is still opened (before 6pm).

5.04 months ago

This park is most beautiful at the end of March/beginning of April thanks to the huge number of Sakura trees. It's a nice place to visit any time of year as there are a lot of historic and culturally significant sites to explore, including the famous Kintai Bridge. There's an ice cream shop inside the park that has +160 flavors (number goes up every time I visit) which I highly recommend making a priority stop.

5.0a month ago

Loved this place I went here specially, you do however have to pay to go over the bridge which is worth it for the experience, but there is another bridge that you can go over, you can also get a combined ticket I think it was 1000¥ for the bridge both ways, cable car both ways and castle. Lovely little area and a temple, there's also a little water play area to let your children go wild whist you have a picnic and relax 💛

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This bridge is one of the tree beautiful bridges in Japan. Its unique figure and beautiful scenery of the Kikko park attract lots of travelers all year round.

This bridge is one of the tree beautiful bridges in Japan.
Its unique figure and beautiful scenery of the Kikko park attract lots of travelers all year round.

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