Kintaikyo Bridge

Kintaikyo Bridge, Iwakuni: Hours, Address, Kintaikyo Bridge Reviews: 4.5/5

Kintaikyo Bridge
4.5
Bridges • Scenic Walking Areas
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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TassieTripping
Hobart, Australia546 contributions
Fascinating wooden bridge
Sep 2019
Took the bus from Iwakuni Station to the stop a two minute walk from the bridge as part of the good value bridge, ropeway, castle combination ticket. The bridge was beautiful to look at, both on top and underneath, although as others have said be ready for the wide shallow steps that can be quite spot on the downward slope until you get used to them. I bought an icecream to eat on the way back before I saw the sign that asked you not to eat or drink on the bridge.
Written July 13, 2020
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Dillon T
Osseo, MI4 contributions
Absolutely beautiful
Sep 2019 • Solo
Stunning view and great for holidays. Lots of nice places around and some fishing available nearby..
Written April 29, 2020
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Brando Manrique
7 contributions
Bike ride visit
Mar 2020 • Friends
Visiting on a bike ride got an opportunity to see such a historic bridge. You can cross it for free at certain times of the day.
Written March 4, 2020
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Barossa-Epicure
Bowden, Australia320 contributions
Unique arched bridge
Mar 2019
Easy to reach via train to Iwakuni (from Hiroshima) and then a local bus to the end stop by the river. You have to pay to cross it (nominal charge for a return ticket). There are 5 arches on this wooden bridge with varying gradients and not suitable for wheelchairs or prams. Great gardens on the other side of the river to visit before you return.
Written February 15, 2020
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pollyoppy
Ormskirk, UK1,262 contributions
Amazingly beautiful structure
Sep 2019
Amazingly beautiful structure. Walking across it feels rather strange as there are both shallow steps and no steps. Like no other bridge anywhere. You have to pay for a return even if you are only going one way.
Written January 13, 2020
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JJMC
Singapore, Singapore2,291 contributions
Wooden arch wonder of Iwakuni
Nov 2019
Iwakuni’s most famous wooden bridge is an absolute architectural wonder, boasting an impressive five wooden arches stretching across a river. Visitors have to pay a small fee to cross the bridge (310 yen per adult when I visited), and ticket guarantees you a way to and back, so do remember to hold on to your ticket! The views are incredible from all angles, be it from the bus terminal, below at the riverbed(?). Best views to be had once you cross over to the Kikko Park side, the autumn-coloured maple trees make for a brilliant juxtaposition with the Kintaikyo! Upside was that it was also surprisingly quiet during the autumn season! I saw plenty of barren cherry trees here, so this should probably also be a good spot for photos during the cherry blossom season! Finally, do be careful on the bridge, some of the steps are hard to make out, and you can easily get distracted by the gorgeous view that you don’t see where you are going.
Written December 29, 2019
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jpowers495
Shizuoka, Japan5 contributions
A sense of old Japan
Nov 2019
The craftsmanship that went into making this bridge is admirable. In the autumn and spring, being on the bridge and seeing the cherry trees in bloom along the river or the maples in their fall glory are times to really cherish. The Kintaikyo Bridge Festival was wonderful. Citizens and choruses from the town were joined by a children's chorus from the US Base, approximately 200 participants, to line the bridge and sing for the festival goers. Afterwards, lanterns lit the way to various venues in Kikko Park where artists performed for free: a bamboo flute virtuoso, a violin and piano duet, an oil painter, and a Noh performance. This small town, especially the old town, has a lot more to offer than I thought.
Written December 8, 2019
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,701 contributions
Iconic Bridge in Japan!
Dec 2019
The Kintaikyo Bridge is probably one of the more popular bridges in all of Japan. It is especially popular during Sakura Season. Although it is beautiful at all times during the year. The bridge is well known for its five arches leading toward the Iwakuni Castle on top of the hill, there is some interesting history in the surrounding area. The current bridge is not the original one as flooding and other events have taken its toll on the bridge. There is a fee to cross the bridge, it is relatively cheap but if you go early enough or in the evening, there is no entrance fee. Treat yourself on the other side with some ice cream or hike up to the castle. Many events take place here at the bridge throughout the year as well. Not a lot of tourists come to Iwakuni, but I feel this area deserves more attention.
Written December 2, 2019
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Warner L
Pasadena, CA668 contributions
ONLY DRAWBACK DON"T GO ON A SUNNY WEEKEND
Nov 2019
The bridge is still spectacular a year later, there much more her besides the bridge there are fishermen in the river that are very adept at catching fish and also entertaining those on the bridge.
Written November 17, 2019
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Frederick G
Flemington, NJ381 contributions
Scenic and historic region
Oct 2019
There's more to the area than the bridge; cross it and the other side hosts many other surprises. How about a snake house (fee), fountains, pagodas, nature walks, a tram and flat bottom boats criss crossing the Nishiki River. A photographers delight, and as with most Japanese cities - full of history. In Autumn, check out the crazy golden Joro spiders on their webs, and a few fall blooming cherry blossoms.
Written November 15, 2019
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