JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Iwakuni 岩国市
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Taxi fares from Shin-Iwakuni Station787 views
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Iwakuni Station 岩国駅776 views
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Kintai-kyo Bridge, Yamaguchi741 views
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Close-up of Kintai-kyo Bridge626 views
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Iwakuni Castle571 views
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Panoramic shot of the Kintaikyo Bridge area.451 views
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Kintaikyo Bridge from his "Famous Views of the 60 Provinces" series.394 views
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Shin-Iwakuni Station392 views
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View from Iwakuni Castle368 viewsKintai-kyo Bridge is visible.
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Modern museum inside Iwakuni Castle343 viewsIt is a museum.
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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.333 views
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Entrance to Kintai-kyo Bridge. Admission charged.317 views
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Inside Iwakuni Castle286 viewsPictures of famous bridges in Japan.
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Castle observation deck285 views
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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 1615.280 views
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Shin-Iwakuni Station 新岩国駅277 views
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Gondola on left, castle on right.259 viewsThe castle is a short hike from the gondola station.
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Shin-Iwakuni Station251 views
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The Kintaikyo Bridge originally led to the castle's front entrance.216 views
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Kintai-kyo Bridge and Iwakuni Castle174 views
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Kintaikyo Bridge manhole in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi89 views
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Kintaikyo in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi81 views
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Painting of Kintaikyo Bridge and cherry blossoms on the platform of Shin-Iwakuni Station.81 views
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Kintaikyo is a popular destination for school trips. Kids snake over the arch bridges.80 views
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Painting of Kintaikyo Bridge inside Shin-Iwakuni Station.80 views
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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.61 views
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JR Iwakuni Station is closest to Kintaikyo Bridge, a short taxi ride.54 views
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In front of JR Iwakuni Station is a model of Kintaikyo.52 views
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Even the roof of the local shopping street near Iwakuni Station has a Kintaikyo design.52 views
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Shin-Iwakuni Station51 views
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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. 50 views
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Guide map to Kintaikyo area and how to get to Iwakuni Castle atop the mountain.50 views
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Kintaikyo goes over the Nishiki River that goes to the Seto Inland Sea. 錦川50 views
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Epicenter of the bomb that fell on Iwakuni during World War II. In front of JR Iwakuni Station.49 views
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Cherry blossoms at Kintaikyo is also famous.48 views
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Model of Kintaikyo Bridge.48 views
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Inside Shin-Iwakuni Station, a model of Kintaikyo Bridge.47 views
 
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