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Leaving Shoin Shrine.Aug 03, 2018
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Commodore Perry's USS Powhatan flagship.Aug 03, 2018
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Historical figures from Choshu (Yamaguchi).Aug 03, 2018
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Shoin to be executed. (The museum does not show the decapitation.)Aug 03, 2018
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Shoin imprisoned.Aug 03, 2018
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Shoin confined.Aug 03, 2018
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About the Ansei Purge.Aug 03, 2018
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Yoshida Shoin riding on a boat to Commodore Perry's USS Powhatan flagship to try and stowaway to America.Aug 03, 2018
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Commodore Perry's troops.Aug 03, 2018
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Shoin enters Sakuma Shozan school.Aug 03, 2018
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Yoshida Shoin studying.Aug 03, 2018
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Teacher, Mori clan head.Aug 03, 2018
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Shoin listening to a lecture at the school that hr would later take over.Aug 03, 2018
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Yoshida Shoin with his brother and father.Aug 03, 2018
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Yoshida Shoin's family when he was a child. (Sugi family)Aug 03, 2018
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Yoshida Shoin's family tree.Aug 03, 2018
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Yoshida Shoin History Museum is also within the shrine grounds. 吉田松蔭歴史館Aug 03, 2018
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Happy New Year 2018Aug 03, 2018
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Monument indicating this place as where the Meiji Restoration started.Aug 03, 2018
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Mori Shigetaka's tea room in his villa.Aug 03, 2018
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Filial piety bamboo.Aug 03, 2018
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Monument indicating a visit by the Emperor and Empress and Crown Prince and Princess.Aug 03, 2018
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Exiting the shrine's torii.Aug 03, 2018
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Ema wooden prayer tablet.Aug 03, 2018
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Shrine amulets.Aug 03, 2018
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Amulet shopAug 03, 2018
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Wishes on a pine tree.Aug 03, 2018
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About Shomon Shrine. 松門神社Aug 03, 2018
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Shomon Shrine 松門神社Aug 03, 2018
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Adjacent to Shoin Shrine is Shomon Shrine that worships the students of Yoshida Shoin. 松門神社Aug 03, 2018
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Inside Shoin Shrine Aug 03, 2018
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Shoin Jinja Shrine dedicated to Yoshida Shoin. 松陰神社Aug 03, 2018
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Shoin Jinja Shrine torii.Aug 03, 2018
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The school building is the original from Yoshida's days.Aug 03, 2018
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Yoshida Shoin was confined here in 1855.Aug 03, 2018
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About Yoshida Shoin's confinement.Aug 03, 2018
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Yoshida Shoin was confined here in 1855 after being arrested for trying to stowaway on Perry's ship.Aug 03, 2018
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Yoshida Shoin's living quarters.Aug 03, 2018
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Portrait of Yoshida Shoin in Shoka-sonjuku school. He taught at the school for only a year. 松下村塾Aug 03, 2018
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Shoka-sonjuku school lecture room.Aug 03, 2018
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Shoka-sonjuku school. 松下村塾Aug 03, 2018
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Pictures of the school's famous students.Aug 03, 2018
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Shoka-sonjuku school. 松下村塾Aug 03, 2018
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About the the Shoka-sonjuku school.Aug 03, 2018
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QR code for more info in Japanese.Aug 03, 2018
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Yoshida's poem.Aug 03, 2018
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About the the Shoka-sonjuku school.Aug 03, 2018
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Marker for the Shoka-sonjuku school as a historical site.Aug 03, 2018
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In 2018, Hagi is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration.Aug 03, 2018
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Giant ema wooden prayer tablet with a picture of Yoshida Shoin (right) and student Yamagata Aritomo who became the father of Japanese militarism.Aug 03, 2018
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Yoshida is also noted for trying to stowaway on Commodore Perry's USS Powhatan flagship to go to America and study abroad in 1854. He had an eventful but short life, executed at age 29. In Hagi, the Shoin Shrine is dedicated to him.
This short path to the shrine has various monuments.
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Shoin Shrine is dedicated to Yoshida Shoin (1830–1859 吉田松陰), a native of Hagi who was a leading intellectual and educator during the final years of the Tokugawa shogunate.This is the first torii.Aug 03, 2018
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Inside Hagi Station tourist information office.Aug 03, 2018
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Next to Hagi Station is this tourist information office.Aug 03, 2018
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In front of Hagi Station is a statue of a young Inoue Masaru who was Japan's first Director of Railways or "father of the Japanese railways."Inoue Masaru was from Hagi and one of the Choshu Five who was smuggled out of Japan to study in the UK in 1863.Aug 03, 2018
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Railway monument in front of Hagi Station.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi Station phone booth.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi Station phone booth.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi Station phone booth.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi Station turnstile.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi Station turnstile.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi Station platform. Only about 60 people per day now use this train station.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi Station platform.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi Station platform.Aug 03, 2018
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About Hagi Station.Aug 03, 2018
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Inside Hagi Station.Aug 03, 2018
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Too bad this Hagi Station is not Hagi's main station. Very nice and vintage dating back to 1925. JR San'in Line.Aug 03, 2018
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Bus stop indicator in Hagi's Maaru bus is also in English.Aug 03, 2018
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Inside Hagi's Maaru bus.Aug 03, 2018
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Higashi-Hagi Station.Aug 03, 2018
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Higashi-Hagi Station Maaru bus stop schedule.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi's Maaru bus is the main way to tour Hagi. It stops at all the major sights in Hagi. Just hop on and off. It runs twice an hour.Aug 03, 2018
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Model of Hagi Castle in front of Higashi-Hagi Station.Aug 03, 2018
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Bus stop at Higashi-Hagi Station. Aug 03, 2018
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Inside Higashi-Hagi Station. Pretty quiet place. Less than 300 people per day get on the train here.Aug 03, 2018
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Higashi-Hagi Station (東萩駅) is Hagi's main train station. JR San'in Line.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi Museum is also near Hagi Castle within walking distance. Also see the white walls.Aug 03, 2018
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Old tape recorder.Aug 03, 2018
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Old billboards.Aug 03, 2018
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Old electric fans and TVs.Aug 03, 2018
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Old soda bottles like Fanta.Aug 03, 2018
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Old billboards. Very eye-catching.Aug 03, 2018
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Old shop signs.Aug 03, 2018
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Kurashi-no-Yakata displays old everyday artifacts and billboards from the 1950s. くらしのやかたAug 03, 2018
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An adjacent building is the Kurashi-no-Yakata. くらしのやかたAug 03, 2018
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Gallery of notable people from Choshu/Yamaguchi.Aug 03, 2018
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Yoshida Shoin's travel route.Aug 03, 2018
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Old map of Hagi.Aug 03, 2018
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The Sankin Kotai route the Mori clan took to visit Edo.Aug 03, 2018
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Mori Terumoto headed the Mori Clan who ruled the Choshu domain.Aug 03, 2018
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Mori Terumoto headed the Mori Clan who ruled the Choshu domain.Aug 03, 2018
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About Hagi Castle.Aug 03, 2018
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Scale model of Hagi Castle.Aug 03, 2018
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Inside Hagi Museum.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi Museum entrance. Open 9 am to 5 pm every day. Admission charged.Aug 03, 2018
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Old fire truck.Aug 03, 2018
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Opened in 2004, Hagi Museum is in an impressive, traditional-style modern building. Features mainly local history of Choshu. The Maaru bus stops here. Get off at Hagi Hakubutsukan-mae. 萩博物館前Aug 03, 2018
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This road goes to Hagi Museum. Aug 03, 2018
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Even modern homes have white walls.Aug 03, 2018
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Mud wall of Toida Masuda residence.Aug 03, 2018
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Mud wall of Toida Masuda residence.Aug 03, 2018
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Nice traditional townscape in Hagi, Yamaguchi.Aug 03, 2018
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Front gate of Mori Clan's detached residence.Aug 03, 2018
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Traditional townscape in Hagi, Yamaguchi.Aug 03, 2018
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Vestiges of the castle town remain here with white walls.Aug 03, 2018
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About Motofusa Nagai and his loyal cat.Aug 03, 2018
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Grave of retainer Motofusa Nagai and his loyal cat.Aug 03, 2018
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The graves of Mori Terumoto and his wife.Aug 03, 2018
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Grave of Mori Terumoto.Aug 03, 2018
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About Tenjuin Mausoleum.Aug 03, 2018
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Tenjuin Mausoleum entrance. The graves of Mori Terumoto and his wife. There used to be a temple here, but only the graves remain.Aug 03, 2018
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Tenjuin MausoleumAug 03, 2018
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Maaru bus stop at Hagi Castle.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi Youth Hostel designed like a castle.Aug 03, 2018
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Gift shop and parking lot at Hagi Castle.Aug 03, 2018
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Samurai armor.Aug 03, 2018
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Scale model of Hagi Castle.Aug 03, 2018
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Asa Mori Clan Residence was a longhouse of rooms.Aug 03, 2018
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About Asa Mori Clan Residence.Aug 03, 2018
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Entrance to Asa Mori Clan Residence.Aug 03, 2018
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Adjacent to Hagi Castle is this Asa Mori Clan Residence.Aug 03, 2018
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Views from Hagi Castle's main tenshu tower foundation.Aug 03, 2018
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Views from Hagi Castle's main tenshu tower foundation.Aug 03, 2018
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Views from Hagi Castle's main tenshu tower foundation.Aug 03, 2018
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Views from Hagi Castle's main tenshu tower foundation.Aug 03, 2018
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There's even a bench on Hagi Castle's main tenshu tower foundation.Aug 03, 2018
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Atop Hagi Castle's main tenshu tower foundation.Aug 03, 2018
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Steps to go on Hagi Castle's main tenshu tower foundation.Aug 03, 2018
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ToriiAug 03, 2018
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About Hagi Castle.Aug 03, 2018
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The stone base for Hagi Castle's main tenshu tower.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi Castle, including the main tenshu tower, was at the foot of this mountain, Mt. Shizuki. It wasn't on top of the mountain. Flatland type. 指月山Aug 03, 2018
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Bridge to Hagi Castle. National Historic Site.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi-yaki pottery shop.Aug 03, 2018
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Terumoto's humiliation angered the Mori Clan and Choshu domain which eventually helped to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate in the 19th century.Aug 03, 2018
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Entering Hagi Castle grounds.Aug 03, 2018
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Mori Terumoto (1553–1625) was on the losing side at the Battle of Sekigahara, so his holdings were severely reduced and he had to move from Hiroshima to less central Choshu wher he built Hagi Castle.Aug 03, 2018
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After moving from Hiroshima, Mori Terumoto built Hagi Castle in 1604, and his Mori Clan rules Choshu domain here for about 260 years.Aug 03, 2018
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Hagi Castle has no castle buildings remaining, but the moats and stone walls are impressive. Short walk from the Hagi Castle bus stop or Hagi Museum.Aug 03, 2018
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Shin-Iwakuni StationSep 18, 2016
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Painting of Kintaikyo Bridge and cherry blossoms on the platform of Shin-Iwakuni Station.Sep 18, 2016
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Painting of Kintaikyo Bridge inside Shin-Iwakuni Station.Sep 18, 2016
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Model of Kintaikyo Bridge.Sep 18, 2016
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Inside Shin-Iwakuni Station, a model of Kintaikyo Bridge.Sep 18, 2016
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Kintaikyo goes over the Nishiki River that goes to the Seto Inland Sea. 錦川Sep 18, 2016
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Kintaikyo is a popular destination for school trips. Kids snake over the arch bridges.Sep 18, 2016
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Cherry blossoms at Kintaikyo is also famous.Sep 18, 2016
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