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Gondola on left, castle on right.The castle is a short hike from the gondola station.
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Kintai-kyo Bridge and Iwakuni Castle
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The Kintaikyo Bridge originally led to the castle's front entrance.
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Iwakuni Castle
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The original castle was built by Lord Kikkawa Hiroie in 1608, after 8 years of construction. However, the castle had to be dismantled in 1615.
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View from Iwakuni CastleKintai-kyo Bridge is visible.
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Close-up of Kintai-kyo Bridge
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In the background, you can see the stone foundation of the main tower where it was originally located. The current castle tower is a reconstruction and slightly south of the original location, making it more visible on the mountain.
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Castle observation deck
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Modern museum inside Iwakuni CastleIt is a museum.
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Inside Iwakuni CastlePictures of famous bridges in Japan.
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