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Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An

12 reviews of Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An

Inés Chueca

Iconic bridge in Hội An

It’s the pride of the town. I have to admit I imagined it would be bigger. There are two monkey statues at the entrance to which the locals offer gifts. You have to pay to cross the bridge but the price includes access to other temples in Hội An. The ticket office is right in front of the bridge.


Symbol of Hội An

The Japanese Covered Bridge was built in 1593 by Japanese merchants to unite the Japanese district to the west with the Chinese one to the east. It currently connects Trần Phú and Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai streets.

It's built of wood and stone and rests on arches set over a tributary of the Thu Bồn River. The roof is decorated with elaborate wood and stone carvings and the interior is also wood and decorated with lanterns, a local handicraft specialty. At the entrance to the bridge are the "gatekeepers" and statues of dogs and monkeys.

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Marilo Marb

The most important monument in Hội An

The Japanese Covered Bridge is the most important monument in the city of Hội An. It's a pagoda-style temple built in 1593 and, aside from its religious purpose, it also connects the Chinese and Japanese neighborhoods in the city. The bridge is covered and there’s a small pagoda which you can access at the center of the bridge and altars to various deities.

If you head to Chinatown, you'll find very old Chinese homes which you can visit and embroidery shops selling the most beautiful tablecloths and silk bedspreads. The furniture in the traditional homes is a work of art itself. It really

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Japanese COvered Bridge

Built in the 16th century to connect Chinese and Japanese neighborhoods in Hoi An, this bridge made of stone and wood was constructed in the year of the monkey and finished in the year of the dog, shown by the statues on this bridge. This building stands out.

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