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
Love the town. What I thought about here is that you need to buy a ticket for crossing the iconic bridge, but after at around 5pm, there is no one who check your ticket. Almost every shops and sightseeing spots close at approximately 4pm. So you should go here by the time just so you know. You also can see beautiful plum blossoms before cherry blossoms season.
5.0in the last week
A wonderful place to take your significant other or children or even to experience alone. Beautiful and peaceful, Kintai Bridge is not a place you want to miss if you are traveling to or living in Iwakuni. The bus ride from the station is only 300 yen I believe. Much cheaper than taxi to say the least. I recommend traveling here at least once!
3.02 months ago
Not much to do and you need a ticket to cross so you can't come and go as you please. Otherwise very pretty, and there are often things going on that you can watch like music and dance acts. Worth a trip up to the castle (the walk is easily doable for most) great views from the top and an impressive sword collection inside.
5.03 weeks ago
Great place, I love the cherry blossoms blooming, and they smell great. If you get a chance to visit Japan, make sure you take the stroll across the bridge!! It will cost 3yens to cross! That's a racket I think tho! Really to cross the bridge!?
5.02 months ago
Nice historical bridge. Many parking space and shops arcade along the surrounding street. Pretty hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Prepare yourself with proper clothes.
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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.