Kanmon Kaikyo, Kitakyushu

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#1 of 27 in Outdoors in Fukuoka Prefecture
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. See Kanmon Kaikyo and all Kitakyushu has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kitakyushu travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Mainland and the kanmon Strait between Kyushu! Weather wind was strong up there, so I got a picture in the best spots. Was beautiful!
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  • August 11, 2017
    Still in the island nation Japan several such straits. Naruto Strait is famous, but this is defeat with wonderful views.
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  • August 11, 2017
    One day I could pass as a rental facility for that road? heh heh blue sky blue sea white bridge is so pretty! heh
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Kitakyushu boasts a good number of accommodations to host its relatively modest amount of visitors. Primarily located across the canal from the city hall, the choice includes a number of high-rise hotels and simple "ryokan" (guesthouses). Take a look to the north of the main train station for the most luxurious options in town, with extensive views of the sea and the old buildings of the dock. Holiday rentals provide a particularly budget-friendly option further inland in the main residential districts.
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