Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kyushu-Okinawa  /  Okinawa Prefecture  /  Miyakojima  /  Sightseeing  /  Irabu Bridge
Irabu Bridge, Miyakojima
(4.7/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Miyakojima itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Miyakojima

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Miyakojima by other users

15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA June, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA June, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Japan BY A USER FROM THAILAND January, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Japan BY A USER FROM THAILAND January, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The bridge between Miyako and Irabu Island (shimojishima) completed in 2015, 3540 m. Blue two-tone coral reef seas Sudoku with two-color sea views to the left or right. Sea breeze and the view brings a comfortable South Island drive. There is space in the middle of the bridge several places (with return channel) to park your car.
    View original
  • Ten years ago, Irabu Island, crossed by ferry from the port of Hirara. My uncle showed me, from here to Miyako Island Bridge is a bridge on the island at that time, I said explained. Is needed much time to complete. Rises in the middle in a vaulted, length 3.5 km. And temporary to get off the Hill in the middle of side streets, Blue Coral Sea himself.
    View original
  • In recent years was the long bridge. It is one of Irabu island tourism. Stopping in the Middle, so I can't go, but I stopped some (including us tour wagon). (Lol) I saw people walking one way about 4 kilometers round trip and think little Eva may not.
    View original