The durable, long-standing five-arched bridge was built way back 1673.
Bridging the ends of Nishiki River, the bridge is the most iconic landmark in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Every hanami (cherry blossom viewing) season, the locales of Yamaguchi and foreigners visit the bridge as it continues to give good photographs perfect for postcards. Today, the bridge is designated as a national cultural property of Japan.
The Iwakuni Castle, Iwakuni Museum, Kikko Shrine and Kikko Park are just few kilometers away from the bridge. Make sure you don't skip them!
Take a 20-minute bus ride from Iwakuni Station or Shin-Iwakuni Station to Kintai-kyo bus stop.
The bridge is open 24/7. It is unusual for a visitor to take a pedestrian bridge with fee. It costs 300 yen (round trip), and 940 yen (with bridge, castle and ropeway combination ticket).
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