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Ishibashi Park, Kagoshima

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Ishibashi Park is a park in Hama-machi, Kagoshima, Japan. At the end of the Edo period (late 19th century), local lord Shimazu Shigehide had five bridges, collectively called the Gosekkyō ("five stone bridges"), built across the Kōtsuki River. Two of them collapsed in floods in 1993. The remaining three were moved to a new location and restored. Ishibashi Park consists of these three bridges and a museum.HistoryOn August 6, 1993, torrential rain in Kagoshima Prefecture led to flooding that caused two of the five bridges, Takeno-bashi Bridge and Shinkan-bashi Bridge, to collapse. The other three bridges, Tamae-bashi Bridge, Nishida-bashi Bridge, and Kōrai-bashi Bridge, also suffered enormous damage.After the flooding, the three bridges that withstood it were moved to a new location where they could be repaired, restored and better protected. In 2000, this place was opened as Ishibashi Park.OutlineThe park is at the mouth of the Inari River, next to national highway Route 10, and was originally a location for the Gion-no-su gun battery used during the Anglo-Satsuma War in 1863.Nishida-bashi Bridge is the nearest bridge to the memorial hall. A large amount of money was spent on it, because the daimyo (territorial lords) used it when travelling on sankin kōtai, which obligated lords to live for a year alternately in Edo (Tokyo) and in their own feudal domains, to show their loyalty to the shogunate. Kōrai-bashi Bridge connected Kajiya-chō and Kōrai-chō, where there lived many samurai who would later overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate. Of the three bridges, Tamae-bashi Bridge, which was originally furthest upstream but now closest to the sea, retains most of the original features of the stone bridges.
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  • The Park Ishibashi is quite simple and its main attraction is the bridge. Other than that, there's not much to see. Yet the ambiance is very nice.
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  • Short walk from the ferry terminal in this bridge. Bridge of the old city were several doctors. Because of its sturdy stone bridges washed away by the typhoon, immense forces of nature. To leave the bridge was moved here. Sakurajima from here is pretty good.
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  • Learn from various angles of modern expression was once a Kagoshima City, accommodation. The location and diorama construction in particular was a big business over time much easier to understand, and many people have long made a really thought-provoking.
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  • Make SpongeBob room in stone itself is nice, but the bridge is fun. Anyone else missing parts makes the bridge withstand shaking, but I might be difficult.
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  • Can be wading children are hot in summer, is. Swimsuit and t-shirt wearer need public spaces, so I think. I would like equipment of moderate water when there is no shower water. You can left beside the river sand, so playing with water and sand.
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  • So far for the first time saw a big stone. Even where no previous knowledge of the impression is sheer might.
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  • River, you can cool off in the summer. Suitable for families with young children
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  • Good diorama.
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