JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Last additions - Iwakuni 岩国市
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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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Guide map to Kintaikyo area and how to get to Iwakuni Castle atop the mountain.Sep 18, 2016
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Kintaikyo in Iwakuni, YamaguchiSep 18, 2016
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The current Kintaikyo Bridge was reconstructed in Feb. 2004 after 3 years of work by Iwakuni carpenters using Edo-Period techniques and materials from all over Japan. It is slated to last for 50 years.Sep 18, 2016
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About Kintaikyo Bridge in English. Made of wood with five distinct arches, Kintai-kyo Bridge is one of Japan's three most famous bridges since the 17th century. Sep 18, 2016
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Epicenter of the bomb that fell on Iwakuni during World War II. In front of JR Iwakuni Station.Sep 18, 2016
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Kintaikyo Bridge manhole in Iwakuni, YamaguchiSep 18, 2016
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Even the roof of the local shopping street near Iwakuni Station has a Kintaikyo design.Sep 18, 2016
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JR Iwakuni Station is closest to Kintaikyo Bridge, a short taxi ride.Sep 18, 2016
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In front of JR Iwakuni Station is a model of Kintaikyo.Sep 18, 2016
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Kintaikyo Bridge from his "Famous Views of the 60 Provinces" series.Apr 24, 2011
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Taxi fares from Shin-Iwakuni StationMay 12, 2005
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Shin-Iwakuni Station 新岩国駅May 12, 2005
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Shin-Iwakuni StationMay 12, 2005
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Iwakuni Station 岩国駅May 12, 2005
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Shin-Iwakuni StationMay 12, 2005
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Inside Iwakuni CastlePictures of famous bridges in Japan.May 12, 2005
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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.May 12, 2005
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Castle observation deckMay 12, 2005
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Modern museum inside Iwakuni CastleIt is a museum.May 12, 2005
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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.May 12, 2005
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Close-up of Kintai-kyo BridgeMay 12, 2005
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View from Iwakuni CastleKintai-kyo Bridge is visible.May 12, 2005
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Gondola on left, castle on right.The castle is a short hike from the gondola station.May 12, 2005
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Iwakuni CastleMay 12, 2005
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Kintai-kyo Bridge and Iwakuni CastleMay 12, 2005
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The Kintaikyo Bridge originally led to the castle's front entrance.May 12, 2005
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Entrance to Kintai-kyo Bridge. Admission charged.May 12, 2005
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Kintai-kyo Bridge, YamaguchiMay 12, 2005
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Panoramic shot of the Kintaikyo Bridge area.May 12, 2005
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