Kintai Bridge

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Constructed in 1673, the Kintai Bridge (錦帯橋, Kintaikyo) is a historical wooden arch bridge in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi. The bridge is at the foot of Mt. Yokoyama (where Iwakuni Castle makes its home) and is interesting for its five graceful wooden arches. The three middle arches of the bridge span 35.1 meters, while the two end arches span 34.8 meters; four stone piers and two wooden piers support the arches. The bridge and castle are located near Kikkou Park and remain a popular tourist destination, especially during the spring and autumn when visitors can see cherry blossoms or autumn leaves. In 1922, the bridge was declared a national treasure.

Overview

Address

Iwakuni, Yamaguchi 741-0062 (Map) (Directions)

Hours

Temporary closure

Opening Hours (during normal operation)

Monday 8:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 17:00
Thursday 8:00 - 17:00
Friday 8:00 - 17:00
Saturday 8:00 - 17:00
Sunday 8:00 - 17:00
Holidays 8:00 - 17:00

Price

¥300

Phone Number

0827-29-5116

Website

kintaikyo.iwakuni-city.net

Access

A 20 minute walk from Kawanishi Station and Nishi-Iwakuni Station – from the latter, buses (11, 14, 21, 30, 34) can take you to the Kintaikyo Bus Center in about 13 minutes, just beside the bridge entrance.

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