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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4.02 weeks ago
A unique bridge with five arches. Be advised that if you want to see the spectacle effect of the arches the water level needs to be sufficient. During my visit the water level was low therefore you can't see the spectacle effect. Still an interesting bridge to visit.
5.02 weeks ago
Went there on a rainy day but it's really an interesting bridge with a view. Enjoy the walk on it :) If you have Hiroshima Tourist Pass, it easy to get here from Hiroshima BC and have Y$200 discount off the combo ticket.
5.0a week ago
Absolutely amazing! Five stars isn't enough for such a beautiful and historical place! Make sure you eat the food as well and check out the 100 flavors of ice cream!
5.0a week ago
Love this bridge. Went there for the festival. I did not like seeing dead fish near the rocks below, however.
5.03 weeks ago
Great visit to a very historic bridge. Lots of attractions and museums to make a great day!
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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.