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.



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


8:00 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

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



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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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