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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4.03 months ago
Beautiful place to visit during spring. The bridge architecture is a masterpiece and the the river flowing underneath is equally refreshing. Water is clear and the view of Castle up the mountains is awesome.
5.04 months ago
It's not the just the bridge itself that is unique, it's also the park that it leads to with nice views. There's also a white Snake museum which is unique. You do have to pay a small fee to cross the bridge and access these amenities though.
5.0a month ago
Its an amazing place I visited during 1977 - 78 as a MARINE. People, culture. food...it was fantastic. I only wish digital media was popular back then. I have actual photos..in large photo albums...not on a cellphone I can thumb through. I might pull them out and dust them off ..maybe put some on here. I went during the festival, ate, swam in the river..even lept off the bridge...dumb
.yes.. hurt..yes..would I do it again??..... YUP!! The police were so very nice too.
5.0a month ago
I enjoy ice cream and walking !
Wasn’t open all ice creams shops and soba was sold out 😂🤪
But worth it who love peaceful places
3.0a month ago
It's a nice piece of architecture, good to see if you are close by.
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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.