Ishibashi Memorial Park and Ishibashi Memorial Hall いしばしきねんこうえん・いしばしきねんかん

Preserving stone bridge building techniques and the history of the time

At the end of the Edo period, five stone arch bridges (Tamae Bridge, Shinkan Bridge, Nishida Bridge, Korai Bridge, and Takeno Bridge) were erected over the Kotsuki River, which flows through the center of Kagoshima City. The bridges were built under the guidance of Sangoro Iwanaga, a famous stonemason from Kumamoto. Of these, Nishida Bridge was built as the main entrance to the castle, and thus has an appropriately extravagant construction. It is said that Princess Atsu crossed the bridge on her wedding day. After about 150 years in active use, two of the bridges washed away in the torrential rain and flooding of 1993. The three remaining bridges, including Nishida Bridge, were relocated and restored, and the Ishibashi Memorial Hall was also built to pass on bridge building techniques and contemporary history from that time.
Visitors can enjoy safe, old-fashioned river play in the gentle water flow under the bridge. The location is popular as a place for playing in the water, children's studies, sightseeing, and relaxation.
The adjacent Gionnosu Park features a statue of Sangoro, as well as Gionnosu, the remains of batteries from the Bombardment of Kagoshima (a war between Britain and Satsuma) and Monument of St. Xavier’s Landing. Both this park and Ishibashi Memorial Park are excellent spots for relaxation.

Center of the city (downtown)
History, historic places Art galleries, museums

Basic Information

Address 892-0812 鹿児島県鹿児島市浜町1-3
Access ・ Get off at Ishibashi Kinen Koen Mae on the Kagoshima City View line
・ Approx. 10 minutes’ walk from the tram Kagoshima Station
Car Park Yes
Open [September-June]9:00am - 5:00pm
[July-August]9:00am - 7:00pm
Price Free
Closures Mondays (the next weekday, if Monday is a holiday); the third Sunday of each month; around 1 week in summer; New Year holiday
Telephone Number 099-248-6661
Links Ishibashi Memorial Park Official Website


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