Kintai Bridge

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Kintai Bridge

Kintai Bridge (錦帯橋, Kintai-kyō) is in Iwakuni. The bridge crosses the Nishiki River in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.[1]

History[change | change source]

The Kintai Bridge was built in 1673. It has five wooden arches at the base of Mount Yokoyama.

The bridge was eclared a National Treasure in 1922.

Kikkou Park, which includes the bridge and Iwakuni Castle, is a popular tourist destinations.

In 2009, the Kintai Bridge was recognized as one of the 100 Landscapes of Japan which best show contemporary Japan and its culture in the Heisei period.[2]

References[change | change source]

Japanese postage stamp, 1946
  1. Iwakuni Volunteer Tour Guides Association, Kintai Bridge (in Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-25.
  2. "100 Landscapes of Heisei announced," Yomiuri Shimbun. May 2009; retrieved 2012-3-30.

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Coordinates: 34°10′03″N 132°10′42″E / 34.167603°N 132.178367°E / 34.167603; 132.178367