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Kintai Bridge, Iwakuni

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Bridge Scenic Walking Area
Traverse the five arches of Kintai Bridge, a historic wooden bridge that crosses the Nishiki River. The scenic bridge has been restored several times since its construction in 1673, but still retains its continuous arch shape and exhibits intricate wooden craftsmanship and details. Walk across the pedestrian-only bridge and stop along the way to enjoy the view of the river, overlooked by the towering Mount Yokoyama and Iwakuni castle perched on its top. Use our Iwakuni itinerary maker to visit Kintai Bridge on your trip to Iwakuni, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is counted as Japan 3 Lord Bridge in the scenic bridge. 2005 bridge repair record was introduced in the documentary. Come in the time of cherry blossoms, five arched wooden arch bridge stone masonry bridge deck worth a visit are! It is. If you need money to cross, but devoted to the great bridge maintenance and repair costs, will be pleasant.
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  • Money is needed to pass. Honestly, I think also good at taking pictures of bridges without crossing a bridge to the home. The view from the bridge was passable.
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  • Because it is cool out, and people are great. If you get hot under the bridge, foot soak in water, you can cool off. I think it is good to walk around the gardens, museums, castles, aerial tramway, as well as the bridge and there is bus from Shin-Iwakuni-Iwakuni station, kintai bridge airport and Shinkansen bullet train, so the good access as a local tourist destination.
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  • When in the area, this place shouldn't be missed. It's a beautiful site, especially when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Besides the rich cultural history that makes this landmark so special, there is amazing ice cream to be had on the other side of the bridge and there is plenty of parking at a reasonable price (a few hundred yen).
  • This bridge is one of the most famous landmarks of Japan. Bridge crossing fee apply ¥300 or ¥150. After crossing bridge you can walk thru beautiful gardens full of flowers. From the garden also access to cable railway which bring you on the top of the hill where is the castle. Recommended to come early morning before its gets too busy.
  • Beautiful bridge made of wood and stone. If you are planning to visit Kintai bridge, best is to buy the combo ticket that includes bridge access, ropeway and Iwakuni castle access.
  • The bridge is just the start, the surrounding area will keep you busy all day.
  • Nice place to walk even under the rain. Unstable bus service ruins the trip as it couldn't connect Shin-Iwakuni and Iwakuni smoothly.

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The town of Iwakuni has a decent collection of accommodations. Look close to the train station for the main bulk, where high-rise hotels offer a convenient location for businesspeople arriving in town. Few international tourists choose to stay in Iwakuni overnight, so you won't find much variety here. Instead, visitors tend to make a day trip to Iwakuni for the samurai bridge, castle, and cherry blossoms, then return to Hiroshima, some 45 minutes away by train.
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