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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Hyogo Prefecture

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Bridge Landmark
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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  • 4/2018 celebrates the year opening of the 20th week. Even now in 1991 m maintains its position as the world's longest suspension bridge. Close to this length bridge will be built across the world, this is exactly what Japan's technology gift that (at 1,650 m in China) or collapsed, has been closed. Private automobile bridge, which cannot pass pedestrians and cyclists is a little disappointing, but you can pass at 900 yen one way car ETC. Also minimum traffic speed is 50 kilometres and provided, and low-speed driving and stopping is prohibited.
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  • Advance booking is needed. On the day of plenty takes 3 hours. Listen to history notes, bridge, structure, and off I go! Was not the way outfits the hirahira skirts and long. Or the stairs. It's absolute NG death with heels! Sneakers is better. Brought back is diagonal and Luc is not permitted there belongings in what laptop backpack. Suspension of the Smartphone, digital camera, will lend us a pimp and drink holder. Anyway, if you fall into the ocean is responsible, much less fall in highway accident in there is no tourist destination tingling. Just walk approximately 1 km, sea view up to go to the main tower sucks que iron fence like this. This is also an exhilarating! Funny crazy eyes. Main tower tower top will ascend into the dash in the elevator. See inside the bridge, bridge fans core part. And they're the main event! (* ° [°) What this is! Rice with the curve of the bridge like a car! The exhilaration I saw people I know! Standing here right now, it's reality! The tower at the Summit of the time shoot pictures in what takes about 20 minutes. Know the moving car and take in a movie, is memorable. In this event were much appreciated. Also Uncle staff kind and gentle. Love to have bridge made OB and the bridge is transmitted. It was a nice tour. Incidentally I'm slightly acrophobia was okay. Although it is so far not afraid the Inuyama Castle, and the smaller. I'm wondering.
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  • Views like, as many times as you want to go. I think hopefully I want lower rates, but also would go.
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  • Stunning bridge, currently the longest single span in the world. Info centre is interesting, has English displays. Observation point under the bridge itself also worth doing
  • gr8 tings happened here gr9 work on the bridge 9/10 would walk on again my frend hit a dank no scope jumping off the side of the thing but he ded now lol rip 2019 geart wurk dueds
  • Stunning view of the seascape and a fun easy drive. Probably the longest stretch of bridge of its kind in the world!
  • Worth a stop between Kobe and Himeji to see closer one of the longest span bridge in the world. At the Maiko promenade you can enjoy Sun Yat-sen, Kinoshita-ke House, which is a Japanese style building constructed before the World War Ⅱ, and Mutou-sanji-tei House, which is a western style building during Meiji Era.
  • twas fine. am dead now.

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