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Kintaikyo Bridge, Iwakuni

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Traverse the five arches of Kintaikyo Bridge, a historic wooden bridge that crosses the Nishiki River. The scenic bridge has been restored several times since its construction in 1673, but still retains its continuous arch shape and exhibits intricate wooden craftsmanship and details. Walk across the pedestrian-only bridge and stop along the way to enjoy the view of the river, overlooked by the towering Mount Yokoyama and Iwakuni castle perched on its top. Our Iwakuni trip planning app makes visiting Kintaikyo Bridge and other Iwakuni attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It is a beautiful 300+-year-old bridge spanning the Nishiki River at the foot of Iwakuni Castle. You can watch cormorant fishers in the evenings—an excellent place for a picnic. 
    It is a beautiful 300+-year-old bridge spanning the Nishiki River at the foot of Iwakuni Castle. You can watch cormorant fishers in the evenings—an excellent place for a picnic.  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
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  • Very nice bridge and good castle. Less than 1000 yen to buy a set ticket to cross the bridge and take the cable car up the mountain to see the Iwakuni castle. Good place to spend half a day.
  • So beautiful place . One of the best cherry blossom spots in Yamaguchi prefecture. The bridge is made of wood. Around 970 yen you get to go castle , crossing of bridge and ropeway. Cherry blossom season is recommended. The view was breathtaking but crowded. During spring and autumn, you have boat rides. There was also bridge and cherry blossom light up. There were also shops too , selling soft cream, fried potato, oysters etc . I think this is only for spring season. I recommend to go to this place in spring.

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