Statue of Sasaki Kojiro

Statue of Sasaki Kojiro, Iwakuni: Address, Phone Number, Statue of Sasaki Kojiro Reviews: 3.5/5

Statue of Sasaki Kojiro
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3.5
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Melanie E
Vancouver, Canada1,822 contributions
Not a Must See
May 2019 • Friends
While in Kikko Park, we came across a statute of Sasaki Kojiro. I wondered who this young fighter was. A prominent swordsman he founded Ganryū, a kenjutsu school. He became a master at sword fighting and was even honored by Lord Hosokawa Tadaoki.

His popularity gained when he had many feudal fights with his long-time famed rival ronin, Miyamoto Musashi. The statute is located near the iris garden. I wouldn’t consider it to be a must visit. The statute is near the iris garden in Kikko Park.
Written June 8, 2019
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Corihi
Honolulu, HI392 contributions
Not a Must See
Mar 2017 • Couples
Visitors can see the statue of Kojiro Sasaki in Kikko Park after crossing Kintai Bridge. Sasaki was a famous swordsman who was killed in a legendary duel. The statue has a nice pose, but I wouldn't make a special trip just to see it.
Written April 30, 2017
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Maria T
Nagoya, Japan704 contributions
Sasaki Kojiro tsubame-gaeshi
Jul 2016 • Solo
This statue portrays Sasaki Kojiro, aka Ganryū Kojirō, who invented his powerful tsubame-gaeshi move — the one he is about to execute in the statue, as he is holding his katana in that special way — by observing swallows flying at the bridge at Iwakuni. Kojiro was killed by Miyamoto Musashi at the island of Ganryujima, just off the shore of Shimonoseki at the southern tip of Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Written August 29, 2016
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marlaher
San Diego, CA367 contributions
Cool views
Jun 2016 • Family
The statue is situated right in front of the water garden. Beautiful place to rest and take in the views.
Written June 25, 2016
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gilmorewa
Iwakuni, Japan10 contributions
Couple minutes in the past
Apr 2016 • Family
The statue is a reminder of the Japanese Samurai Period. I would be nice to have more information available for English speaking people can better understand.
Written June 2, 2016
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tot2trish
Washington DC, DC79 contributions
Interesting story of Sasaki Kojiro
Mar 2016 • Solo
The history and lore of ancient Japan is fascinating and the statue of Sasaki Kojiro is an interesting story of a famous samurai duel.
Written May 16, 2016
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Claire K
20 contributions
Statue of Sasaki Kojiro
Mar 2016 • Friends
I love the beauty of this place. There's an ice cream store across the street and they served all type of flavor ice cream and my daughter loved it.
Written March 13, 2016
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NikkiB6
68 contributions
Views of the Lilies Behind the Statue are gorgeous
Aug 2015 • Friends
Every time we go by the statue, we have to stop and take a picture there. I wrote an article on Kojiro for a magazine. If you follow his path, you should also visit Gonryu Island near Shimonoseki
Written September 11, 2015
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Chris A
Longreach, Australia184 contributions
Lovely Backdrop for this Statue
Jul 2014 • Family
This statue is part of a much larger park called Kikko Park which was a huge number of attractions, is away from the normal touristy side of things.

In the park is the following:
1. Entry Statue of the third Lord of Iwakuni.
2. Various water features and fountains and a castle moat.
3. Iris Garden
4. Kikko Shrine
5. Noh Stage
6. Statue of Hozumi Tanaka (Japanese Composer) - you can press a button and listen to the music that he has composed.
7. Kinunkaku Pavilion - Looks beautiful over the water.
8. White Snake Observatory
9. A Japanese Garden.
10. Mekata Residence - former samurai residence.
11. Nagayamon Gate
12. A number of museums
14. There are great views of Iwakuni Castle from the park (and at the back of the park is the tramway to the castle itself).
15. Kikko Tea Ceremony Room
Also, the park is right next to Kintaikyo Bridge and a short walk to a Bamboo Forest.

Right behind the statue is a very large iris garden. We were there in summer so only the occasional iris was in bloom rather than the whole field that would be the backdrop for this statue. Makes for great photo anyway with the mountains in the background but if you walk up the stairs on the other side of the road you can probably get the photo without the power lines in the background. No English sign so best to research before you go or look up on your phone when in front of the statue for information.
Written July 23, 2014
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