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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  • Gained a lot through the Aqualine Expressway bus route, which stops the sodegaura bus terminal routes, natural jams happen in the morning. Takes 20 minutes to go through traffic from sodegaura Internet portal to sodegaura bus terminal distance from Kisarazu district, so the ride fast Kaneda from Kisarazu station it takes more than 30 minutes became obvious. Time it takes to pass the Kisarazu City limousine, Kisarazu station to Haneda Airport in 35 minutes distance should be, but now that. Down Saturday morning, up Sunday evening traffic peak is from the weekday morning commute time is recommended to take time in advance the.
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  • Between Kawasaki and Kisarazu is short that is between. The always jams morning and evening, but it was available only on weekends (when available). But it is useful.
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  • From Chiba/Kasai on weekends and holidays start crowds from around 16:00 road to the Kanagawa. Kisarazu area roads will not work. Too 21:00 traffic congestion is easing. It avoided the evening traffic is safe.
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