Kintai-Kyo Bridge is a five arch pedestrian bridge located in Iwakuni, Japan at the foot of Mt Yokoyama. The bridge, made of wood and stone, crosses the Nishiki River. Built in 1673, the bridge is the city's most iconic landmark. It is the main attraction in Kikkou Park, which also includes a famous castle. Kintai-kyo was named a national treasure in 1922.
Although the bridge is always open, it is especially popular during the annual Cherry Blossom festival in the spring. Visitors also flock to the park to see colorful Japanese maples in the fall. There is a small fee to walk across the bridge.Places nearby:
Matsuyama Castle: One of the few original castles of Japan 65 km / 40 mi
Kochi Castle: Seat Of The Yamauchi Lords And A Historic Relic 142 km / 88 mi
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Japan: An Impressive View of a Historical Gem 153 km / 95 mi
Kurashiki Honmachi Street, Japan: The Celebrated Street in the Kurashiki Historical Quarter 153 km / 95 mi
Matsue Castle (Matsue-jo): A site of past battles and present cherry blossoms 165 km / 103 mi