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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. See Kanmon Kaikyo and all Kitakyushu has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kitakyushu travel itinerary planner.
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  • We walked from the railway museum to the tunnel entrance as the retro railway was not operating. We understood from the museum staff that bus svc 74 runs from Mojiko station, but the next service was ...  more »
  • If you have the chance to watch them, necessarily, is really impressive, the cables, madness, 1.1 meters in diameter, is at the observation deck, Ferris wheel, a piece exhibited. Then drive the car over it, 200 metres above the sea level and the post are 300 m tall - really brutal
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  • Because it was a drizzly weather, walk through the tunnel across the Strait. 1 kg less than 15-20 minutes. So, enters from the Moji side because the friend convalescent home by car from Shimonoseki is one way. It may be quite hard to reciprocate the elderly?
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