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Irabu Bridge, Miyakojima

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Cross the ocean on Irabu Bridge, a bridge connecting the islands of Miyako and Irabu. Measuring 3,540 m (11,610 ft), the structure stands as one of the longest bridges in the world, and its island-hopping span has been impressively engineered, with construction starting in 2006 and taking nine years to complete. More convenient for locals than the ferries that used to cross the divide between the islands, the bridge still allows tourists to soak in the views at a pleasant pace. Speed limits on the bridge remain restricted, making it easier to admire the ocean, islands, and the bridge itself without holding up traffic. A viewing platform in the center provides a good place to snap some photos. Make Irabu Bridge part of your personalized Miyakojima itinerary using our Miyakojima holiday planner.
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  • On a clear day, drive away on the leg is so pretty in the middle where you can put the car in the middle of this, so don't stop the car on the road. If you have not updated the map of the rental you can use Google maps to guide you through the port, or follow the easy to find as the West's Beach
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  • And words are bad, but this bridge did make for Irabu Island Okinawa great. Anyway it's a great bridge. By all means should run in the car. I ended up in aqualinetada not take for granted. Take a look at go on a sunny day. Rising water vapor followed by sunny days, it rains. 海ki Ray.
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  • Because of long distance bridge drive worth driver. Cloudy it's visit was Miyako and blue how is that I couldn't still is excellent. You must be careful when entering place of Irabu lost ushered me noticing is visited by rental car, old car, first assumed the Hirara Harbor via sea routes.
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  • If you are driving around Miyakojima, this newly opened bridge gets you to many nice tourist spots on the smaller island. As of 2016, many car nagivation systems still did not have it included, so you might need Google Maps to guide you. There are car pullouts on both sides at the top of the bridge for some nice pictures. The ocean looks very pretty from here in various shades of blue and green. Also stop at the Irabu end of the bridge for some nice views of the bridge itself.
  • The most beautiful bridge I've ever been (seen) in Japan. Landscape there is breathtaking!
  • The view at the bridge is very nice. But everyone should be careful the car n also driver should park their car very well!
  • Good view
  • 這座橋的設計與類波浪式爬升,遠遠看真的不錯,道路兩側邉漆塗上不同顏色為人行道,因接連宮嘏與伊良部島,所以海風也大,看風景也很不錯。