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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Hyogo Prefecture
(4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Super hakuto as 3, the Tottori hot spring went in one night. On the way I saw Akashi and Himeji Castle. This travel on the Shinkansen bullet train and plane are not nice! ~ (* ^-^ *)
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  • Previously, not completed, the Akashi Strait and when I went to Shikoku. At that time from Kobe to Awaji to go by ferry from Tokushima and Kochi and Awaji to go, returned via the Seto Ohashi bridge. Shikoku to go after the opportunity is not to talk about this year, but I was wondering if any one you wish you hastily go in Kagawa Prefecture and from the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge to Shikoku. I used to also return. Time to go home, there was wind. Closures and restrictions are not good. Come back and the winter wind in the Kansai region was found.
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  • This famous bridge is the right spot for those engineering savvy. Beside those who would like to learn about the bridge, you still can enjoy the scenery around the bridge. Really found that this place...  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!