Kintaikyo Bridge
Kintaikyo Bridge
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • alohatripper
    Honolulu, Hawaii1,713 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Soft ice milk awaits on other side of toll bridge
    The 3H trip from Hiroshima to Kagawa begged for a stop here. The strange design of the short bridge and the entry fee made us think twice if it was worth it. But the toll operator told me that Masashi's Soft-Serv and shops were on the other end of the bridge. The river's water level was very low, exposing gravel and rocks.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 November 2023
  • JaneBloggsTravel
    Wellington, New Zealand59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent bridge with great views from the castle
    This bridge has been on my "must see" list in Japan for sometime and did not disappoint. Perhaps if one came to see only the bride, it would seem a bit disappointing but the combined ticket available at the bridge to take you up the ropeway beyond the bridge and to the castle made this a great half day out The bridge with its leaping arches is as stunning in real life as the photos suggest. I'd recommend either autumn (when we went) or cherry blossom season for the best colours. The tightly manicured gardens and old samurai houses beyond the bridge have their own charm and would be worth visiting if we'd had the time. The trip up the ropeway and walk into and climb of the castle gave stunning views back onto the bridge and the samurai area. Perhaps the only down-side is the nearby USMC airbase with a nearly constant roar from jets climbing away the day we visited. But well worth the trip. A lot less crowded than Hiroshima or nearby Miyajima.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 December 2023
  • Judee
    Livermore, California1,388 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of steps but not dangerous.
    Walked over and back on the bridge to view the castle. It was a beautiful day and we took our time as we had a 2 and 3.5 year old with us. It felt safe to walk across the bridge with the little ones and have them nearby. You cannot take a stroller so keep in mind how you will get them over and back! Beautiful picture opportunities!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 April 2024
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Leslie W
Collbran24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Beautiful bridge. Strongly suggest tourists forego Iwakuni though. 24 hour fitness hyper is perfect example of Iwakuni attitude toward Americans: no admittance not wanted. In Iwakuni only native Japanese allowed
Written 6 March 2023
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JaneBloggsTravel
Wellington, New Zealand59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This bridge has been on my "must see" list in Japan for sometime and did not disappoint. Perhaps if one came to see only the bride, it would seem a bit disappointing but the combined ticket available at the bridge to take you up the ropeway beyond the bridge and to the castle made this a great half day out

The bridge with its leaping arches is as stunning in real life as the photos suggest. I'd recommend either autumn (when we went) or cherry blossom season for the best colours.

The tightly manicured gardens and old samurai houses beyond the bridge have their own charm and would be worth visiting if we'd had the time.

The trip up the ropeway and walk into and climb of the castle gave stunning views back onto the bridge and the samurai area.

Perhaps the only down-side is the nearby USMC airbase with a nearly constant roar from jets climbing away the day we visited.

But well worth the trip. A lot less crowded than Hiroshima or nearby Miyajima.
Written 28 December 2023
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Judee
Livermore, CA1,388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Walked over and back on the bridge to view the castle. It was a beautiful day and we took our time as we had a 2 and 3.5 year old with us. It felt safe to walk across the bridge with the little ones and have them nearby. You cannot take a stroller so keep in mind how you will get them over and back! Beautiful picture opportunities!
Written 19 April 2024
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pollyoppy
Ormskirk, UK1,221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Amazingly beautiful structure. Walking across it feels rather strange as there are both shallow steps and no steps. Like no other bridge anywhere. You have to pay for a return even if you are only going one way.
Written 13 January 2020
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Florent H
North Sulawesi, Indonesia168 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
This bridge is crossing the river. You can take nice photos with the reflection of the bridge on the water.
You have to pay a small fee to cross the bridge.
Not much to do though once you've taken your photos and you walk through the bridge.
I bet it's a lot more interesting during the cherry blossom as there's an alleyway with a lot of cherry trees.
Written 10 March 2023
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Ron
Savannah, GA1,582 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
It was a short walk from three hotel so we went to see it. The current construction is a fairly recent rebuilt. Some parts are new concrete. I did not expect stairs to be part of the bridge walk.
Written 11 February 2024
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Kintaikyo Bridge (aka, Kintai Bridge) spans the Nishiki River in the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture. It was originally built in 1673. The wooden spans are rebuilt every 30 to 40 years. Due to typhoon damage, the bridge was rebuilt in 1953 to essentially the original design, sophisticated woodworking technology, and materials, but this time with the use of metal nails instead of the original wooden joints. Although it is nice to walk on the bridge, the best views are from a distance of about 100 metres. Of the five arches, the first and last are smooth walkways, while the three middle ones have steps. It is listed as one of the three major bridges and a National Treasure of Japan. This is an amazingly beautiful and stunning historic pedestrian bridge.
Written 17 November 2018
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Hitchiker_bear
Country Victoria, Australia715 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
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 Station and Shin-Iwakuni Station to the Kintai-Kyo bridge bus stop. From Iwakuni Station the trip of 20 minutes costs 300 yen.(buses every 15 minutes or so). From Shin-Iwakuni Station 1-2 buses per hour, taking around 15 minutes at a cost of Yen 350.
A local train from Hiroshima to Iwakuni (41km) takes 50 minutes at a cost of Yen760. The helpful Hyperdia website is useful for timetables.
At some times of the year the bridge is lit up at night: in 2017 from 17th March to 1 June, between 7:30 and 10:00pm. The bus station is a very short distance from the bridge. Between the bus station and the bridge are some small souvenir shops and a small unpretentious café with reasonably priced meals.
Written 5 February 2017
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YP CHAN
Singapore, Singapore396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
The combination of the historic Kintaikyo bridge, Iwakuni Castle and the scenic surroundings make this a wonderful and easy half day trip from Hakata.

The combination ticket consisting of crossing the bridge, ropeway to/from Iwakuni Castle and the castle admission ticket is well worth the cost.

It was difficult to find the bus timetables online so I have included some photos for easy reference. Plan your journey carefully and you can even get on the Hello Kitty shinkansen from Shin-Iwakuni, which was what we managed to do. Also, make sure to have exact change for the bus tickets or at most 1000yen notes to change using the coin machine in the bus.
Written 11 June 2019
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Wahyu Agus
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
I went to Kintaikyo two weeks ago with my wife. I take kodama shinkansen from Hiroshima station, it was only 15 minutes. Only selected shinkansen that stop by to shin-iwakuni station. Its beautiful bridge with five arches, and under.. the river flow so peaceful.. just gorgeous. I love this bridge. And the landscape around it as well.
Written 28 May 2018
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