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Kintai Bridge

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Address: 1 Iwakuni, Iwakuni 741-0062, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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A famed, and unique landmark

The bridge completed in 1673 was kept standing until 1950 when it collapsed during a typhoon. The reconstruction was completed in 1953, and more recently the bridge underwent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The bridge completed in 1673 was kept standing until 1950 when it collapsed during a typhoon. The reconstruction was completed in 1953, and more recently the bridge underwent renovations at a cost of two billion Yen. There is a fee of Yen 300 to cross the bridge, worth every yen to cross such a unique bridge. Buses go from Iwakuni... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Very peaceful, romantic, and super scenic. The bridge is tucked into the valley formed by the slow moving Nishiki-gawa/river. It offers a very serene and calming experience with the adjacent villages providing dining opportunities. Right below the Iwakuni Castle and cable car.

Thank ElmerSan
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is one of the top 3 best preserved wooden bridges in Japan. There is a small fee for crossing on it but its worth doing so. Constructed entirely out of wood, the structure is very unique with its "5-hump" design. It can be access from Hiroshima via train and taxi or you can just take a day-trip like we... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Was in mainland Japan for work and got to go to the Kintai Bridge for roughly an hour. Plenty of vendors in the parking area and up on the street on both sides of the bridge. You have to pay a few dollars to cross the bridge but there are plenty of views to get good angled pictures of the... More 

Thank Shaine96
Iwakuni, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Many things to see and do besides the Bridge. The Iwakuni Castle is on top of the hill, a nice walk up the roadway. Flower Gardens, Waterways with carb fish, turtles and ducks.

Thank gilmorewa
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The iconic bridge of Iwakuni. Once arriving by bus from shin-iwakuni station, the bridge is the first thing you will see. Unique and quaint with families relaxing and older men fishing. If you are visiting the place, buy the ticket which consists of 1) to cross and come back to the bridge, 2) cable car to n fro, 3) castle... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Such a beauty! You cannot take your eyes off this bridge as soon as you set your eyes on it after you get off the bus. It is unlike any other bridges you have seen in the past, there is something very charming about the continuous circular shape. Check out the combination ticket of the bridge admission + cable car... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I'm sure this is the most beautiful wooden bridge of the world.Not only watching it but you can also step on and cross the river.Don' t forget to go to the river bank and look up the bridge from below. Watch out when descending the bridge because the arch is quite steep.

Thank GAIDA2014
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

If you're planning a day trip to Itsukushima Shrine then think about adding on a visit to Kintai bridge in Iwakuni, definitely worth it. It's a half hr train ride from Miyajimaguchi station and then a 20 minute bus ride to the bridge from Iwakuni station. As well as the bridge there is a ropeway and reconstructed castle on a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

beautiful view. spends about 2 hours from Miyajima, that's only if you arrive at the bridge relax a bit, shoot some photo and ride back.Train ride from Miyajima (Local) is about 40-60 mins. The bus ticket is JPY 300/person one ride for about 15-25 mins ride (include waiting for schedule bus).

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