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 month 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.
5.03 months ago
Amazingly beautiful place! And for whatever reason soft ice cream is the thing with over 170 flavours....a hillside cable car and castle at the top are other options...
4.0a month ago
A great piece of architecture.
You can have a river cruising to see it from a different angle, while trying some Japanese sake
5.03 weeks ago
Combined art and technology. What a elegant, wooden bridge. Give extra credits to the preservation team.
5.0a month ago
Cool bridge, nice and clean. Very pretty during autumn
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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.