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Statue of Sasaki Kojiro, Iwakuni

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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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  • Visitors can see the statue of Kojiro Sasaki in Kikko Park after crossing Kintai Bridge. Sasaki was a famous swordsman who was killed in a legendary duel. The statue has a nice pose, but I wouldn't ma...  more »
  • This statue portrays Sasaki Kojiro, aka Ganryū Kojirō, who invented his powerful tsubame-gaeshi move — the one he is about to execute in the statue, as he is holding his katana in that special way — b...  more »
  • The statue is situated right in front of the water garden. Beautiful place to rest and take in the views.  more »