After crossing the Kintaikyo Bridge, visitors will arrive at the Kikko Park, a location which was once the residential area for the ruling samurai warriors. Visitors can stroll along the scenic park and view the houses of the former lords behind the statue of Kikkawa Hiroyoshi located at the entrance. Although the residences cannot be entered, the well-maintained outer exterior still provide guests a view of samurai houses during the Edo period. The Mekata Residence is an excellent example of a mid-level samurai house, while the outer walls of Nagayamon Gate show architectural traits from the late 17th century standing to this day. Many museums are also available in the area including the Iwakuni Art Museum, Choko-kan Museum and the Kikkawa Museum housing many artifacts from the Kikkawa clan permanently on display. Visitors can take a short stroll along the trees and fountains and observe the Kikko Shrine, which stands as the family shrine to the Kikkawa family filled with its family crests.