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Kintaikyo Bridge

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Kintaikyo Bridge | Kikkou Park, which includes the bridge and castle, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan, especially for the Cherry Blossom festival in the spring.

Published by NBC Inc. Japan / Photo by Aflo / Printed in Japan

Postmarked 13th May 2015, from Akiko in Japan, via Postcrossing

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The Kintaikyo Bridge has spanned the Nishiki River for almost 400 years, battered by storms, earthquakes and floods. The current incarnation, based on the original designs and materials, was constructed in 1989. The bridge lies in the town of Iwakuni, south of Hiroshima, and the bridge and surrounding parklands are now one of the country’s most popular sights, with over 1 million visitors a year.

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