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Kintaikyo Bridge

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kintaikyo Bridge (aka, Kintai Bridge) spans the Nishiki River in the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture. It was originally built in 1673. The wooden spans are rebuilt every 30 to 40 years. Due to typhoon damage, the bridge was rebuilt in 1953 to essentially the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
15  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Take a leisurely stroll across, then make sure you view underneath the bridge to appreciate its structure. Make your way up to the castle via the cable car for another view of the bridge from way above!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank WeLike2Hike
Reviewed November 4, 2018

For years I have had a woodblock print of this bridge cherry blossoms and since i didn't mke in the spring hoped to see fall colors; did see some. The bridge is all it is said to be, very big for something built in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Warner L
Reviewed October 29, 2018

and you'll pay very little for some interesting views and a bit of history. The bridge is one of the must see bridges in Japan, and it is certainly worth the trip from Hiroshima. Go under the bridge to see the amazing structure that supports...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

My target for Japan Trip2018 ...beautiful and powerful architecture, stunning atmosphere ,event that’s day very but made me forgot everything about temperatures...enjoined to take a photo & video (IG:ananbodhin). Took a taxi from train station was recommended on summer season.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Dont expect to see a bridge that was first built in 1673. It has been rebuilt several times and the last was done in 2004. We took a bus from Hiroshima Bus Centre to Kintaikyo, abt 70 mins ride. Iwakuni is a relatively small town....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Machigoh
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This bridge is worth a trip to see at any time of the year. It is close enough to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island that it is easy to visit from either place. There is a very convenient bus that goes between the JR Iwakuni Train...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Charles W
Reviewed October 1, 2018

I took the cab from the base to Iwakuni Station and then the wooden bus to the Bridge which is located about 20 minutes across town. It is a sight to behold. On the day I went people were wading in the water, fishing and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NYDEB55
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

I love IWAKUNI. In my opinion, this place is one of the best destination for visiting. Peaceful, less touristy part of Japan. As you know, everything is moving so fast in Japan and I am always looking for the place to escape the crowds. There...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TrangAmi
Reviewed August 24, 2018

The Kintaikyo bridge is one of the most iconic landmark in Iwakuni and is one of the oldest bridge in Japan. You have to take bus from the Iwakuni station to reach this place. Do not that you have to pay a fee to cross...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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skycoolzz
November 22, 2017|
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Response from Jet Age Explora A | Reviewed this property |
Shinkansen is definitely the fastest way to get from Shin-Kobe to Shin-Iwakuni stations (roughly 2 1/2 hours). Note that JR Pass holders can not use the Nozomi or Mizuho trains. Bus services run every 20-30 minutes from... More
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August 17, 2017|
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Response from Buck E | Reviewed this property |
If it is a chilly winter you will most likely see blossoms in early April, but having said that, even if you are late the trip up the mountain to the castle makes the trip worth while. We loved the area and will most likely... More
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Blurer
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Miyajima to Hakata with stops at Kintaikyo Bridge/Rurikoji (5 Replies)
We planing to get from Miyajima to Hakata with a stop at Kintaikyo Bridge and/or Rurikō-ji Temple. We will own a JR Sanyo Sanin Area Pass. Which will be our best option for this? First take the JR ferry back to Mainland. Then take the local train from MIYAJIMAGUCHI to Iwakuni Station. Will there be a bus to Kintaikyo Bridge? Otherwise take another train to Kawanishi Station and walk to the Bridge. After visit get on a bus to SHIN-IWAKUNI and take the next available Train to...More
February 21, 2018|
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Great, thank you. Will we need two bus tickets if we stop at the Bridge or can we get on the bus again to reach Shin-Iwakuni with the old ticket?