Travel Yamaguchi

Kintai Bridge

One of Japan's three unusual bridges. Snap a shot of the arches together with the castle nearby.

Kintai Bridge is considered one of three unusual bridges in Japan. Constructed in 1673 by feudal lord Kikkawa Hiroyoshi, with its five wooden arches, Kintai Bridge is nationally designated as a sight of scenic beauty, as well as a Cultural Property. The bridge is 193.3 meters in length and 5 meters in width.
The bridge is constructed using interlocking wooden parts and metal bands, all without using a single nail.
The Iwakuni Domain Cannon Unit performs here annually on New Years Day, and on the first Saturday in August, the bridge becomes crowded with people for the Kintai Bridge Fireworks Festival.
The bridge is also extremely popular as a photo for its cherry blossoms and autumn foliage.
Access from Otani Sanso Approx. 120 minutes by car
Recommended by locals

New Years Day (Beginning at 1:30 p.m.)
Iwakuni Domain Cannon Unit Drill Performance

1st Saturday of August every year (8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
Kintai Bridge Fireworks Festival

Address 1 cho-me Iwakuni, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture 741-0062
Parking Available (Downstream and upstream parking lots will require a fee during busy daytime hours)
Price/s ・Bridge Crossing Fee: Adults 300 yen, Children 150 yen (For groups of 15 or more: Adults 250 yen, Children 120 yen)
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