Kintaikyo Bridge(registered as one of Japan’s greatest bridges)

The Kintaikyo Bridge is a five-arched bridge over the Nishiki River in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Counted as one of Japan’s three most famous bridges, with abundant nature in its background, it has been designated as a national Place of Scenic Beauty (the area including upstream and downstream).
It was constructed in 1673 through a manifestation of wisdom and skill, in the desire for a flood-proof bridge. That structure, crossing the river’s width of around 200m, is exquisite and original. Furthermore, it boasts a beautiful shape.
In approximately 350 years since its construction, the technology and beauty of the Kintaikyo Bridge continue to be protected even today.



Iwakuni,Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Open Hours

24 hours

Closed Day(s)

No Closures


Not required

Time Required

30 min




Take Iwakuni Bus from JR Iwakuni Station, disembark at “Kintaikyo Bridge”, immediate access on foot


(Individuals) Adults: 310 yen, Children under 12: 150 yen
(Groups of 15+ people) Adults: 260 yen, Children under 12: 120 yen

Discount Tickets

A discount set ticket is available for visiting all three of the following facilities: Kintaikyo Bridge, Iwakuni Castle, Ropeway.
Discount details:
(Individuals) Adults: 1140 yen → 970 yen,
Children under 12: 530 yen → 460 yen
(Groups of 15+ people) Adults: 1140 yen → 760 yen,
Children under 12: 530 yen → 350 yen

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