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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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  • Blend into the landscape of the Akashi Strait and Akashi bridge is very beautiful. The Akashi bridge plays well to the especially beautiful in the sunny day, blue sky and sea.
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  • Highway to run from the Kobe side and road was straight and for a while, and greets the very large main tower. I saw very small boats under the bridge the insanely high running where it was found.
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  • You can see the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge and running along the coast, while. The running course is recommended. It was very beautiful, lit up at night
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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!