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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  • September 12, 2017
    The Park was relocated to a canal from the sea near Kagoshima station, follow Park Taga, city, Ishibashi was five. In place of the great lawn, a relaxing stroll. If given a second look Sakura-jima. Everything was hot, spicy, but just a shade.
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  • July 31, 2017
     Visit focused much of their family summer afternoon, maybe that's what a good friend to play.  It can seem artificially created River flows under the bridge, very shallow for safe play.    It is in another location had been built by hands this stone is of Kagoshima University City of 0/1993 after the river renovation, was moved to its present location, but originally was in master craftsman of the Kumamoto Prefecture in the Edo period. Amazed at the technology combines the large stone is built, no heavy construction era, all rely on the people, but at that time.      Situation of these bridges is described extensively in the Ishibashi Museum next to each other, you can learn the history of the stone bridge.
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  • July 19, 2017
    Ishibashi park is a cool place to relax and unwind. Slightly off- the beaten path, it has a charm of old Kagoshima. Two bridges were re-located to this park, stone by stone, from a place where they we...  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    適合步調緩慢、全家老少一起出遊的休憩場所,可遠眺櫻島富士山,公園裏有溪水通過,據說是引海水進入,水滿後可近戲水,石橋造材獨特。
  • November 18, 2016
    Stone took the kotsuki Castle defenses were also used. On the whole be moved intact technology is a sight to see. I like the feeling when you walk tamae bridge is the smallest bridge stone There was active when the British fleet has been attacked, as well as stone ruins. So families with children who aren't interested in toys would work best for strolling.
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  • April 20, 2017
    一個很適合散步的公園,有免費停車場。
  • April 28, 2017
    Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Nishida bridge, I felt great.
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  • February 16, 2017
    Kawazu cherry blossoms were beautiful. It is best to walk 😄
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