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.
The three middle arches of the bridge have a span of 35.1 meters, while the two end arches have a span of 34.8 meters. Four stone pillars and two wooden pillars support the arches.
The bridge and castle are near Kikkou Park and are a popular tourist destination, especially in spring and autumn when visitors can see the cherry blossoms or the colorful autumn leaves. In 1922 the bridge was declared a national treasure.
A 20 minute walk from Kawanishi Station and Nishi-Iwakuni Station – from the latter, buses (11, 14, 21, 30, 34) can take you to the Kintaikyo Bus Center in about 13 minutes, just beside the bridge entrance.