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Iwakuni

Iwakuni (岩国), a small city of 150,000 people in southeastern Yamaguchi Prefecture, is best known for its structurally unique Kintai-kyo Bridge. Beautiful around the year, the bridge is particularly attractive during the cherry blossom season, which usually takes place in early April.

During the Edo Period, Iwakuni used to be one of the feudal domains of Japan. Its former mountain-top castle was reconstructed in the 1960s and counts to the city's other tourist attractions. Iwakuni is easily visited as a side trip from Hiroshima.

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    • Iwakuni Kokusai Kanko Hotel
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      Located right in front of Kintaikyo Bridge, Iwakuni Kokusai Kanko Hotel offers Japanese-style rooms and public indoor/outdoor hot-spring baths. Guests can use free Wi-Fi at the public areas and massages can be requested for an extra cost. JR Shin Iwakuni Train Station is a 10-minute drive away. The air-conditioned rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. A safety deposit box, fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags are included in each. The en suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer and Japanese Yukata robes. Guests can enjoy the various open-air hot-spring baths and refresh in the sauna. Free parking is available on site and local souvenirs can be purchased at the gift shop. Japanese meals featuring local Iwakuni sushi can be enjoyed at Sakura Chaya restaurant and Chinese dishes are served at Iwakuni Szechwan Restaurant. Kanko Hotel Iwakuni Kokusai is a 5-minute walk from Kikko Park and a 5-minute drive from Iwakuni Castle. Miyajima Island can be reached in 1 hour by car.
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    • Toyoko Inn Iwakuni eki Nishi guchi
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      27 km from Five Storey Pagoda, Toyoko Inn Iwakuni eki Nishi guchi is situated in Iwakuni and offers air-conditioned rooms. The property is set 27 km from Itsukushima Shrine, 28 km from Daisho-in Temple and 32 km from Museum Of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii. The property features a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi is available. At the hotel, every room has a wardrobe. At Toyoko Inn Iwakuni eki Nishi guchi rooms include a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Oshima Yahata Community Center is 39 km from Toyoko Inn Iwakuni eki Nishi guchi, while Hiroshima Minato Park is 45 km from the property. The nearest airport is Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, 2 km from the hotel.
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    • Green Rich Hotel Iwakuni Ekimae (Artificial hot spring Futamata Yunohana)
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      Green Rich Hotel Iwakuni Ekimae is situated in Iwakuni, 27 km from Komatsu Harbor and 4.2 km from Kintai Bridge. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport is a 10-minute drive from the property.
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