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Why is the Kintai Bridge famous?

Why is the Kintai Bridge famous?

As one of the three most famous bridges in Japan, the Kintai Bridge is a historical structure built in 1673, and received two stars in the Michelin Green Guide to Japan (revised 3rd edition, 2013). The original Kintai Bridge was destroyed numerous times by repeated flooding of the Nishiki River.

How much did the Kintai Bridge cost?

It was completed in 1953. In the early 2000s, Kintaikyo underwent its first renovations since its reconstruction. The renovation works were extensive and cost over two billion yen.

How do you get to Kintai Bridge?

The Kintai Bridge is near JR Iwakuni Station, which is easily accessible by train from JR Hiroshima, Yamaguchi and Fukuoka stations. Take a train to JR Iwakuni Station on the Sanyo Main Line from Hiroshima, or take the Sanyo Shinkansen from Hiroshima or Fukuoka and Shin-Yamaguchi to Shin-Iwakuni Station.

How old is the Kintai Bridge?

348c. 1673
Kintai Bridge/Age

Where is the Kintai Bridge in Yamaguchi Japan?

The Kintai Bridge, built in 1673, is a historic wooden arch bridge in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi. Located at the foot of Mount Yokoyama, home to Iwakuni Castle, the bridge is known for its five graceful wooden arches.

Why was the Kintai Bridge destroyed so many times?

The original Kintai Bridge was destroyed numerous times by repeated flooding of the Nishiki River. The continuous arch shape was born out of the desire to reduce the number of bridge supports and strengthen its resistance to water.

When was the Nishiki River Bridge in Japan built?

The bridge was built in 1673, spanning the Nishiki River in a series of five wooden arches. The bridge is located on the foot of Mt.Yokoyama, at the top of which lies Iwakuni Castle.

How to get to Kintaikyo bridge from Hiroshima?

Take a train to JR Iwakuni Station on the Sanyo Main Line from Hiroshima, or take the Sanyo Shinkansen from Hiroshima or Fukuoka and Shin-Yamaguchi to Shin-Iwakuni Station. Kintai Bridge is situated in between the JR Iwakuni and Shin-Iwakuni Stations, so take a taxi or bus leaving from in front of either stations to Kintai Bridge.