Kikko Park

Kikko Park, Iwakuni: Address, Phone Number, Kikko Park Reviews: 4/5

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TassieTripping
Hobart, Australia546 contributions
An interesting spacious park
Sep 2019
This peaceful park lies between the bridge and the castle. It is quite spacious and has plenty to look at including samurai houses, museums, fountains and swimming area (for children), a cormorant facility (and a white snake one) and various gardens which would be better viewed in spring or autumn.
Written July 16, 2020
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JJMC
Singapore, Singapore2,291 contributions
Spacious park near the bridge
Nov 2019
This park is located on the other side of the Kintaikyo. It is a very spacious park, with quite a low footfall during the autumn season, making it a great peaceful spot to just relax and enjoy the mountain view. Because it’s so spacious, you can have a picnic here without feeling like you’re getting in someone’s way too. Some autumn colours here at the start of the park, closer to the bridge area, but if you’re really looking for autumn colours, I suggest heading to the Momijidani Park to the west side of Kikko Park instead.
Written December 31, 2019
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jpowers495
Shizuoka, Japan5 contributions
Tranquility
Nov 2019
This is a jewel of a park. Because it is not heavily touristed, you can take your time marveling at the exquisite reds, oranges, and yellow autumn leaves. It's a wonderful park for taking an early morning walk as well as a late afternoon walk. There are many historical museums and buildings to visit and two ice cream shops to compare.
Written December 8, 2019
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,702 contributions
Medium sized park with many attractions!
Dec 2019
Kikko Park is a fun place to explore. This is the tourist spot of Iwakuni and can be fairly busy during certain times of the year. You have famous attractions here that include the Kintai Bridge and the Iwakuni Castle along with other shrines and monuments. There are nearby shops and places to grab food. I have been here a few times now and still feel there is more to see, although it is not a huge park, there is a lot to do and see. I like the surrounding scenery, the landscape is mountainous and close to the Nishiki River. If you are visiting Iwakuni, you will most likely spend time in Kikko Park.
Written December 3, 2019
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VoltageBallarat
Ballarat105 contributions
Beautiful park
Aug 2019 • Business
You could spend a whole day or more in this area. There are three historic museums (art, antiquities and historical), plus a white snake museum and a cormorant training facility. All this amongst gardens, fountains, pools etc.
Written August 12, 2019
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Robert I
24 contributions
Kikko Park
Jun 2019 • Family
If you are looks for a place to relax with great scenery this is the place. Small shops are a great way to spend time for souvenirs or something to eat.
Written July 31, 2019
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Melanie E
Vancouver, Canada1,824 contributions
Peaceful and Serene
May 2019 • Friends
Kikko park was the grounds of the former residence of the Yoshikawa family, the Iwakuni domain lord. Located here is a 18th century, 2 storey home where the Mekatake family, a mid-level samurai resided. Note that the second floor facing the street has no windows. There are no windows on the top floor so the samurai would not be able to look down at higher ranking samurai. The Mekata residence is closed Mondays.

The park is open everyday and there is no entry fee.

Within the park, there is Kinunkaku (an interesting building with a fluted roof), sitting amongst ancient trees. Built in 1885, it now stores ema, wooden plaques. Look for the koi fish and turtles swimming together in the water. Also there are statutes, a water park (during the summer), blooming irises in a garden, and a shrine.

Close by is Kintaikyo Bridge and Iwakuni Castle, White Snake conservatory, and an area where the cormorant birds are housed. Be there around noon to see them get fed by their keeper.

Written June 7, 2019
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Warner L
Pasadena, CA668 contributions
Great Park at one end of Kintai Bridge
Oct 2018 • Solo
Tis park is ideal for families and children especially. You need to transit it on the way to the rope-way. I'm sure it is lively in the summer-time. Kids must have been school for there wasn't much activity. Well groomed.
Written November 4, 2018
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Machigoh
Singapore, Singapore965 contributions
Small Park
Oct 2018 • Couples
A relative small and quiet park. Nothing much to do or see but it is a good place to rest and have a picnic.
Written October 7, 2018
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Charles W
Conroe, TX70 contributions
A Beautiful Park Worth Visiting
Nov 2017 • Solo
This park's close proximity to the Kintaikyo Bridge makes it a must to see of you are already there to see the bridge or the castle above on the mountain behind the park. This park is especially beautiful to visit in early April during the cherry blossom season and late November during the autumn foliage season.
Written October 2, 2018
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