Kintaikyo Bridge, Iwakuni

Traverse the five arches of Kintaikyo 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. Our Iwakuni trip planning app makes visiting Kintaikyo Bridge and other Iwakuni attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • September 30, 2017
    If you go to the station going back to Miyajima from Hiroshima, Iwakuni can go on the same train, went untouched. Evening, so went the kintai bridge near by taxi from Iwakuni station. Put a toll booth was closed already, but the coin into mouth so there, tried to cross. In, nice and clear waters of the river. To fish in the River, bus, car and taxi. Banged over the right of way have public toilets. Also most other shops are closed, sorry, bridges slowly 渡rete is good. And this after a taxi ride home, calls, exactly in peak hours cars with no. Down your thought or wait in a bus, taxi, has returned to Iwakuni station safely. It is raining in the evening, but felt and elegant appearance.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Unique style wooden bridge "Nishiki river deep in the stillness of the night. Remember can't win here but in the whole country! Looking for anywhere in the world without this deep bridge is a security bridge defending the castle one of the Iwakuni Han impregnable built in the warring States period of wisdom and wisdom. To see this, to see new discoveries.
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  • September 25, 2017
     Iwakuni-Miyajima from Hiroshima by car around. Kintai bridge is a large wooden bridge, there was spectacular. Parking space near the river.
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  • September 17, 2017
    Visited on 12 April 2017 during Cherry Blossom. Even though the place is filled with people, you will be able to find a quieter place further up the river. Strongly recommend this place as the view is truly awesome!
  • September 4, 2017
    Great cultural experience. Watch your step as you cross the bridge. During the cherry blossom season be sure to bring your good camera.
  • September 9, 2017
    Nice scenery. So much more to see there... I would certainly go back during another season!
  • July 14, 2017
    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).
  • October 6, 2017
    The bridge is beautiful and has lots of historical significance . There are less crowds at night and area is beautifully lit.

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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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