Kanmon Kaikyo, Kitakyushu

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Watch huge tankers slide below a suspension bridge with a central span of 712 m (2,336 ft) at Kanmon Kaikyo, straits that link Honshu and Kyushu islands. Go 56 m (183 ft) below the sea level on foot or by bike through one of the four undersea tunnels to get a feeling of its immensity. Along the pedestrian path next to the coast, large sculptures of epic samurai duels and replicas of cannons used in a failed attempt to fend off menacing westerners add history to this strategic area. Make Kanmon Kaikyo part of your personalized Kitakyushu itinerary using our Kitakyushu route planner.
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  • Kyushu and ocean current that flows between the Mainland. Such flow is fast, even the great ship goes back and forth when weather is nice, Kyushu, Honshu, Japan, which could see a nice view from side.
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  • The altar, is a great place and close location of the battle of the Bay and a famous historical locations, such as the stage of the island and fought the Miyamoto Musashi travels the Treaty of Shimonoseki.
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  • The canyon is the Sea canyon separating Honshu Island and Kyushu Island, the southern coast of Canyon as the Kitakyushyu of Fukuoka County, the north bank of the city of Yamaguchi County, the middle has a large bridge connected, can walk to. This time, I am in the port of the city of Kyushu, the nearby bay is beautiful and worth a visit.
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