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
Airport/Sta.Matsuyama Airport (about 61.4km) Google Transit

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5.0a week ago

Beautiful piece of history. Clear water. Stunning views. The area is well maintained. I'd give this bridge a 10/5 if i could. We will be going back.

4.0a week ago

Had an amazing time with the kiddo, area is clean, plenty to do walking around and friendly staff.

4.02 weeks ago

Nice place for picnic. Parking is free but too much stone.be careful with your car.

5.0a week ago

Such a wonderful place. Half-day trip from Hiroshima. Very easy to access. Come visite :)

4.02 weeks ago

It's very nice. It's just a bridge but they do have street style food vendors in the parking lot. And a traditional Japanese boat fish dinner and other events here.

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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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