Great Things to Do Around Iwakuni, Japan

Great Things to Do Around Iwakuni, Japan, Iwakuni, Japan (B)

While slightly off the beaten path, we found that Iwakuni can actually be a great destination for a trip to Japan. For anyone visiting family at the Iwakuni Marine Corps Base, there are plenty of things to do in and around Iwakuni to fill up a week’s vacation.

We just finished our first trip to Asia, ending with two and a half weeks in Iwakuni, visiting Jedd’s parents. As “digital nomads,” we travel a bit slower than most tourists because we split our time between working online and seeing the sights. In this post we share some of the things we did around Iwakuni with tips and recommendations for prospective travelers to the area.

Note: Any prices listed in this post are just estimates based on the US dollar equivalent at the time of this writing

Perhaps the number one attraction in Iwakuni itself is the Kintaikyo Bridge. Its unique architectural composition and beautiful setting make it a must see for any visitor. There is a small toll to walk across the bridge (about $1.30 each way). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Great Things to Do Around Iwakuni, Japan
Guide Location: Japan » Iwakuni
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Michelle Chang
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kintaikyo Bridge
  • Kikko Park
  • Iwakuni castle
  • Miyajima
  • Torii monument
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • Yamaguchi Flower Land