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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5.04 months ago
Gorgeous bridge, lots of history. Get some ice cream from one of the stands, try something unique and have a nice walk around the gardens and ponds. If you have time take the gondola up to the castle. A must see for the local area! Wednesdays can be a great day to go where there are a lot less people but some places may be closed.
5.07 months ago
Exceptional views, spectacular structure. the water is perfectly clear and the people are wonderful. a delicious ice cream spot or two nearby and a beautiful walk up to the castle. Great place to visit tour and hang out with family.
5.04 months ago
A wonderful reconstruction of an historic wooden bridge. The castle keep is atop the mountain overlooking the river and offers a panoramic view on the bridge. Traditional cormorant fishing is happening in the evening. A very beautiful place to spend a day and the evening.
5.08 months ago
Lovely bridge! Glad I made the trip from Hiroshima to come here. Not super busy, and the views were beautiful. The bridge is a train and bus away from Hiroshima, and i highly recommend the trip!
5.03 months ago
It is a beautiful bridge with so much history. On the other side there are many things you can do such as the ropeway and various activities. One of the best stops along our road trip.
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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.