Getting There & Away
JR Iwakuni Station is on the San-yō line, west of Hiroshima (¥760, 55 minutes). Shin-Iwakuni Station is on the San-yō shinkansen line, connecting to Hiroshima (¥1620, 15 minutes) and Shin-Yamaguchi (¥3390, 30 minutes).
The bridge and park are a 20-minute bus ride (¥300) from outside JR Iwakuni. There are also buses to the bridge (¥350, 15 minutes) from Shin-Iwakuni at stop 1. Buses leave regularly.
If coming from Hiroshima without a JR Pass, you may find it more convenient to get the Iwakuni bus from Hiroshima Bus Centre (stop 1), as it handily drops you at Kintai-kyō (one-way/return ¥930/1700, 50 minutes, 12 daily).