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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Hyogo Prefecture

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An astounding feat of engineering, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge holds the title of the longest suspension bridge in the world, spanning an incredible 3.9 km (2.4 mi). The product of 2 million workers and 10 years of work, the bridge was completed in 1998, using enough steel cable to circumnavigate the globe a mind-boggling seven times. On the Kobe side of the bridge, consider stopping by the Bridge Exhibition Center for extensive and well-presented information about the structure's design and construction. If you're feeling somewhat brave, take an elevator to the "Maiko Marine Promenade," affording views from 50 m (164 ft) up, below the main platform of the bridge. You can take a far more in-depth guided tour of the bridge if you're a real enthusiast, but bear in mind that this requires an advanced reservation. To visit Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and get the most from your holiday in Akashi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Akashi trip builder.
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  • We probably should have researched this bridge a bit more before heading here as we initially wanted to walk across and back. When we got there we quickly discovered you cannot walk it at all as there...  more »
  • We took a short JR train trip from Kobe to Maiko city. You can take a long walk along the beach and watch the large ships go by. It is very relaxing visit.  more »
  • 明石海峽大橋位於日本本州與四國之間,連接日本神戶和淡路島之間的跨海大橋,為兩地重要的交通要道 它跨越明石海峽,是目前世界上跨距最大的橋樑及吊橋! 明石海峽大橋全長3911公尺,橋墩跨距1991公尺,寬35公尺,兩邊跨距各為960公尺,橋身呈淡藍色 明石海峽大橋擁有世界第三高的橋塔,高達298.3公尺,僅次於法國密佑高架橋以及中國蘇通長江公路大橋,比日本第二高大樓橫濱地標大廈還高 在日本,僅有東京晴...  more »
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  • This is the world's longest pendulum bridge and you can have the great view of it from the Kobe side. Entrance to see the bridge is free. You can watch the bridge exhibition center and promenade for 350 yen each. Exhibition center includes a great amount of information. There are a certain amount of information in English too. Small video clips in English were very useful. Also, the models of the structures are with very much of details. At the promenade, you can look the sea below you, going towards the sea along with the bridge (under the bridge). Also, you can have food while enjoying the scenery from the promenade.
  • It's very amaizing and strong bridge beautifull work by japanies
  • As I was driving through the Akashi, I noticed it's pure elegance and structural counterparts. But, however, I noticed a flaw about this wonderful piece of artwork. The cosigns did not equally distribute with the sequential math that is needed to support the bridge. It's quite simple, really.
  • Huge strong great bridge and look beautiful!
  • Huge structure, beautiful place to visit for a calm autumn day!