The Kintai Arched Bridge    
Iwakuni, Japan
Japanese gardens will sometimes have small arched bridges.  
But this one in Iwakuni, 30 miles south of Hiroshima, takes
the concept to extremes.  Kintai-kyo, the 1673 Brocade Sash
Bridge, rebuilt in 1950 to match the original, consists of five
huge arches.
Here is great exercise for tourists, whether using their feet
or a camera.  A close-up of two arches was far easier than
trying to fit all five into the camera's frame.  The bridge is
Iwakuni's leading attraction, despite a small, rebuilt castle
high up on the green hillside, looking down upon this unusual
river crossing.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's free streaming video of this trip,
"Castles of the Rising Sun", by clicking on:
http://www.adventurepics.com/IBE/video1.aspx?
VF=RisingSun.wmv