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Experience a 4 km Suspension Bridge from 300 m Up

 

Scale an engineering marvel that stretches nearly 4 km across the Akashi Strait

 

The Akashi Kaikyo is one of the world’s longest suspension bridges, spanning nearly 4 km across the busy Akashi Strait to connect Kobe and Awaji Island. The bridge opened in April 1998, achieving what had long been considered an impossible feat. 

 

On this tour, you’ll hear amazing stories of the decade over which this US$3.6 billion structure took shape, and ascend 300 m to the top of the bridge tower for unforgettable panoramic views and photos.

 

 

The tour starts at the Awaji Island end of the bridge and lasts around 3 hours. Audio guides are available in English.

 

Access: Take the Shinkansen bullet train from Shin Osaka Station to Akashi Station (45 mins.), take the ferry to Iwai Port (13 mins.).

 

Bridge World for Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge

Address

Iwaya, Awaji-shi, Hyogo-ken

Duration

approx. 150 min. or more

URL

http://www.jb-honshi.co.jp/english/bridgeworld/index.html

 

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