Translated by Jasmine Nishino
Kikko Park And Kintai Bridge - The Highlights Of Yamaguchi Prefecture
Written by Mayu
Kikko Park in Iwakuni city, near the famous wooden Kintai Bridge, is home to some incredible seasonal views, including delicate cherry blossoms in spring and brilliant red maple leaves in fall.
What Is Kikko Park?
Kikko Park is a well-known cherry blossom spot, located in the Yokoyama district of Iwakuni city in Yamaguchi prefecture. This park was selected as one of the top 100 spots for cherry blossoms viewing in Japan, along with its wooden Kintai bridge.
During the Edo period, this park and its surrounding areas belonged to the daimyo who ruled the area. Within the park grounds, there were houses called the Mekatake jutaku (houses for the samurais that served the daimyo) alongside the daimyo's own residence. Near the park is the Kikko Shrine the daimyo visited, which is still standing today. You can get a better understanding of the Edo period through these structures.
This time, we would like to introduce some basic information, access routes, and highlights of Kikko Park.
Basic Information About Kikko Park
Kikko Park is open year-round and is free to enter. Why not visit when you have time?