The Kintai Bridge – Lwakuni (Japan)

The world is full of places which have history attached to them and eventually this fact makes them even more important. Presently a great spot to enjoy the spring festival of cherry blossom and autumn festival of Japanese Maples, the “Kintai Bridge” has a history from 1673.

The Kintai Bridge is located in Lwakuni, Japan. The bridge is a part of the Kikkoe Park which is also well known for the Lwakuni castle. The park turns out to be an enchanting tourist destination specifically during the festivals. The historical bridge, castle and the garden included in the park have been declared to be a national treasure in 1922.

The Kintai Bridge
The Kintai Bridge

The total length of the Kintai Bridge is 175 meters and the height is 6.60 meters. Nishiki River runs below the Kintai Bridge. The construction of the Kintai Bridge was completed in 1673. It was badly destroyed by the flood in 1674. After the destruction the maintenance of the Kintai Bridge was carried out periodically and hence it remained undestroyed till 1950. In the coming years again the bridge was rebuilt using metal nails. It was reopened in 1953.

Kintai Bridge
Kintai Bridge

There are several ways to reach the Kintai Bridge. You can access the bridge via Iwakuni Station on Sanyo Main Line, Kawanishi Station or Nishi-Iwakuni Station on Gantoku Line and Shin-Iwakuni Station on Sanyō Shinkansen. From all these stations, you can easily reach the Kintai Bridge by booking a taxi or riding on a bus.

Kintai Bridge of Japan
Kintai Bridge of Japan

The Google Rating for the Kintai Bridge is 4.4 stars. Most of the people admire the beauty of the bridge especially during the festivals when there is cherry blossom season. It is a beautiful place for a picnic. You can stand on the bridge and enjoy the scenic view of river and the castle. If you are in Lwakuni, this is a wonderful place to visit and make some memories.

The Kintai Bridge at Night
The Kintai Bridge at Night

The Kintai Bridge Japan

The Kintai Bridge Japan

The Japanese locals clapped and cheered as the parade walked across the Kintai Bridge during the annual festival, April 29.

The Kintai Bridge Lwakuni Japan

The Kintai Bridge Lwakuni

The Kintai Bridge of Japan

The Kintai Bridge View from Side

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