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Tokyo Bay Aqua Line, Kawasaki

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The Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line, also known as the Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway, is a bridge–tunnel combination across Tokyo Bay in Japan. It connects the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture with the city of Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture, and forms part of National Route 409. With an overall length of 14 km, it includes a 4.4 km bridge and 9.6 km tunnel underneath the bay—the fourth-longest underwater tunnel in the world.OverviewAt the bridge–tunnel crossover point, there is an artificial island called Umihotaru with a rest area consisting of restaurants, shops and amusement facilities. Air is supplied to the tunnel by a distinctive tower in the middle of the tunnel, called the Kaze no Tō (風の塔, "the tower of wind"), which uses the bay's almost-constant winds as a power source.The road opened on December 18, 1997 after 23 years of planning and 9 years of construction at a cost of 1.44 trillion yen (11.2 billion USD at the time of opening).The Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line reduced the drive between Chiba and Kanagawa, two important industrial regions, from 90 to 15 minutes, and also contributed to cutting the travel time to the sea leisure area in the southern part of the Bōsō Peninsula from Tokyo and Kanagawa. Before the tunnel opened, one had to drive around about 100 km along the shores of Tokyo Bay and pass through downtown Tokyo.
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  • 3 years to clamming with family had we used terminable in along. Candid thoughts and then, 3 years ago as the image? Bad placement of the toilet and, well, talking about the food court, was is indeed substantial menu. However, enjoying a meal! I would have not reached the level. Concluding, boso fronts to the shortcut that's ahead of it! Even in! And powers of the Governor. M help is fast (_ _) m thanks m (_ _) m
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  • There was no traffic yet because it was a Sunday morning to the UMI Hotaru left line jams! Because the weather was warm, well you and wants to ease bathroom breaks, but guess was a break at umihotaru, watch that jam was surprised and very blessed with good weather to Kisarazu and Aqua drive out the tunnel in the sky was
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  • Anyway going to boso peninsula, came in handy. Weather permitting, enjoy views of the sea, drive feel great and pillows.
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  • One of my favorite place whenever visiting Motherfarm every year. Hats off to the designers and workers. Awesome and no words to say about maintanance it's great.
  • The view is amazing. And there so much wind blowing here. It feels kind of nice, actually.
  • Great views, good Sasebo cheeseburger, there is a small upstairs that sells delicious sweet kastela (?) Bears. Also don't miss out ok the yummy Kujira goods for sale! Including tasty croquettes.
  • A worthwhile trip with great views of Tokyo bay! The aqua line museum was great and the mall was decent. I recommend going here in the winter the day after a storm to get the clearest views.
  • Amazing view of Yokohama, Tokyo, and the whole bay, especially in the evening and during the winter season. Highly recommended to avoid the pic of the weekend, as you even have to queue to enter the parking.