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“Great Bridge and Easy Parking” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kintai Bridge

Kintai Bridge
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Iwakuni
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Detroit, Michigan
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101 reviews
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“Great Bridge and Easy Parking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

Sorry to emphasize the parking, but in Japan that can be important.

A beautiful bridge with great proportions.

Worth the trip (because it is kinda in the middle of nowhere) for the photo opt.

You don't need to book a lot of time..... drop in and take some photos, then move on.

Visited March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Attractive and Unusual Bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

The main draw card to Iwakuni is the Five-Arched ‘brocade sash bridge’. It was also the town where a good friend of mine’s mother hailed from and sitting at the footbridge I managed to send my friend an email, scratching around on WiFi for her suggestion of a good noodle bar. The response came too late for us to follow up!
I was warned you had to pay to cross the bridge but if you walk across late in the afternoon you do not have to pay as there is no one there to collect. it is also peaceful and quiet with just the locals going about their business. A nice place to linger at the end of the day and novel to walk along a bridge that goes up and down. This scene is part of the old preserved Japan. The rest of the town is industrial and modern.

Visited May 2011
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Yokosuka, Japan
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“Historic Bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

This historic bridge is seen as you drive from the train station to the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. It is worth the few extra minutes that you take to drive through the town near the bridge, where you can stop and purchase tickets to cross the bridge. The river that the bridge spans is also quite pretty. On one trip to the MCAS Iwakuni, the river was at flood stage and one begins to see the reason for the high arches in the bridge.

Visited July 2011
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Iwakuni, Japan
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“Beautiful any time of the year!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

I have lived here for many years and I never get tired of going to Kintai. The bridge is beautiful, and the surrounding area is beautiful. Great place for pictures and exploring! A definite MUST if you are ever in Iwakuni!

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Masuda-shi, Shimane, Japan
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“Very picturesque!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

It's a great place to spend an afternoon, however I don't think there's much to do for an entire day. You have a pay a small fee to cross the bridge, if you want you can go to the small castle on the mountain. It's been reconstructed, but still offers a nice view of the landscape. The small village on the other side also has interesting points, if you're really interested in Japanese history.

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