Budget travel tips
- Iwakuni is a nice place to stop off on the way to/from Hiroshima and Kyushu if travelling by train, or as a side trip from there.
- The White Snake Park, a rare snake species, is a 5 minute walk from the bridge.
How to get there
With the Japan Rail Pass
Take the Shinkansen to Shin-Iwakuni station (2 hours from Shin-Osaka). Take a frequently departing bus to Kintaikyo Bridge (15 mins, 300 yen).
Without a rail pass
From Hiroshima, take the JR Sanyo Line to Iwakuni station (50 mins, 760 yen). Take a frequently departing bus to Kintaikyo Bridge (20 mins, 300 yen).
Recommended hostels and cheap hotels
Backpackers Hostel K’s House Hiroshima
Japanese hostel chain with good prices and many happy customers it seems! Check prices at Booking.com.
J-Hoppers Hiroshima Guesthouse
Friendly hostel with a variety of dorms and private rooms. Next to the Peach Park. Check prices at Booking.com.
More at Booking.com