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Kintaikyo Bridge錦帯橋

Historical Monument

Kintaikyo Bridge is ranked as one of Japan’s three most famous bridges, and is a wooden construction with five consecutive arched bridge that span the clear streams of the Nishikigawa River in Iwakuni City. It was built in 1673 by the Iwakuni clan’s lord Kikkawa Hiroyoshi. With a total length of 193 meters and a width of five meters, the bridge has been constructed using timberwork technique involving joints and coupling. Although it was swept away by a typhoon in 1950, it was restored in 1953. There are numerous opportunities to appreciate the scenery in all four seasons such as cormorant fishing during the summer and colorful changing leaves in the autumn, yet the blossoming cherry trees in spring are particularly beautiful, and the area has been designated as one of Japan’s top 100 places to see cherry blossoms.


Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Iwakuni (Iwakuni / YanaiArea)

phone 0827295116

[Window] 8:00-17:00
※ During the tourist season until 18:00, During Summer until 19:00
[Irubashi] Open 24 hours (lights off from 22:00)

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Yamaguchi Pref. Iwakunishi Iwakuni [ map ]
Iwakuni / YanaiArea
[Window] 8:00-17:00
※ During the tourist season until 18:00, During Summer until 19:00
[Irubashi] Open 24 hours (lights off from 22:00)
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[Admission Fee Friday] Adults (Junior high school students and older) 300 yen, Elementary School Students 150 yen
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          Heading west along Japan’s largest island, Honshu, the very last prefecture you’ll reach is Yamaguchi, separated from Kyushu by a small strip of water known as the Kanmon Straits, which the far-reaching harbor city Shimonoseki looks over. With water at every turn, the seafood of Yamaguchi is an indisputable highlight, and we’re not talking just the usual fish dishes—the notorious fugu, or puffer fish, is a Japanese delicacy that was discovered in Yamaguchi prefecture, making it the best place to try it out.

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