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Kintai Bridge

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Address: 1 Iwakuni, Iwakuni 741-0062, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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+81 827-41-1477

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Ancient Japanese engineering at its best

Originally built to withstand constant flooding of the Nishiki River, the bridge's 1673 engineering was so sound that apart from introducing nails for its 1953 rebuild, it met... read more

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Labrador, Australia
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Labrador, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Originally built to withstand constant flooding of the Nishiki River, the bridge's 1673 engineering was so sound that apart from introducing nails for its 1953 rebuild, it met modern standards without alteration to its original design. With a series of five wooden arches, the bridge is located near the foot of Mount Shiroyama & makes for an excellent way to... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stunning scenery. Peaceful atmosphere. Memorable experience. I visited Kintai Bridge during the chilly winter in January 2017. Although 1++ hours was required to reach the location, the time spent on commuting was really worthwhile. There are quite a number of things to do around the Kintai Bridge. I explored the coastline, captured spectacular photographs by the river, dined at some... More 

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Thank Luk Y
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I walked under the bridge and bought some Iwakuni sushi from a vendor, then we ate it on a bench overlooking the water. We paid ¥940 to cross the bridge, take the cable car up to and from the castle, and for entry to the castle itself. The bridge itself is really cool to see from an... More 

Thank Brittany T
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The orginal Kintai bridge was built in 1673 (the original bridge lasted for over 400 years, renovations were completed in 1953), spanning the Nishiki River in a series of five wooden arches. There is a fee to walk across as the renovation was expensive. I paid only 300 yen to walk across and back again. One side of the bridge... More 

Thank idtwin
Rockwall, Texas
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This pretty bridge is in a recreational area that also features a little old town and the nearest thing to a beach available in Iwakuni.

Thank Buck E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kintaikyo bridge was pretty cool! Nice to take pictures but walking it was such a hassle LOL. You go up and down up and down. Its cool for a one time thing! If you start at Iwakuni train station you can ride a bus to the Kintaikyo bridge and can buy a cool $20USD-ish ticket that includes the bus,... More 

Thank Esther S
Kawasaki, Japan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I reached Iwakuni station from Hiroshima about 1 hour trip by train and got a buss from the station to Kintai Bridge for another 20Min. It was very beutifull shape which I have never seen. I paid 940 JPY for ticket of crossing bridge and cable car to the Iwakuni castle. this bridge was originally developed by a feudal lord... More 

Thank SingaPapa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful bridge! Built in the 1600s as part of the access and defense system for Iwakuni Castle, it's been repeatedly damaged mostly due to storms and rebuilt. The bridge was the subject of one of Japan's most famous woodblock painters, Hokusai, who painted the bridge in the 1700s.Linger awhile to take it all in.

Thank Normtf
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A scenic place, with a 5 arch bridge, cable car, castle and lost of nice view. You can also hike up to the castle, or take the easy way. Take the train to Iwakuni and from there a 15 minutes bus. Combined (bus, entrance) tickets can be purchased at the train station.

Thank Robert C
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Iwakuni on a cold, rainy day and it made crossing the bridge a bit of a challenge. It was still a wonderful experience to cross this historic bridge. The bridge is very picturesque with its five wooden arches on four stone piers and two wooden piers on the ends. It spans the Nishiki River and is 200 meters... More 

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