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
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5.02 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.

5.02 months ago

Gorgeous landmark in lower Honshu. It's a beautiful picnic area with historical sites and a few activities. A great lazy afternoon to relax you from an otherwise hectic tourist lifestyle. If you're going to be spending time in Iwakuni, there are a few running trails that will keep you occupied if you want to run off base. Careful in the summer though, the spiders in Japan are no joke.

5.02 months ago

Historic and amazing! Walk around the beautiful gardens or hike up the path to the castle. There is also a cable car. Kids swim in the fountains and wade in the river. Bring about ¥400 per person so you can get some ice cream.

5.0a month ago

Visited here during cherry blossom. Read the on-site documentary that the bridge was washed out and re-built multiple times in history. The Yoshikawa park was huge and beautiful, which was good for relaxed walk. The cable car saved some effort to the Iwakuni Castle which offered a great view. There was a small playground hidden from the main pedestrian traffic in the park. To our surprise, the ice soft cream were amazing. The lines were long in front of several stores.

5.02 months ago

An impressive display of architecture. It costs 300 yen to go through and a little above 900 to also trek to the castle which my family and I opted not to do. With the cherry blossoms out, this was a nice and quick stop

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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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