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Kanmon Bridge, Shimonoseki

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Extending 712 m (2,336 ft) between its two towers, Kanmon Bridge symbolizes the expanses of the Kanmon Strait. Accessible via an underwater tunnel, which includes a pedestrian walkway, the boundary between the two connected prefectures of Yamaguchi and Fukuoka offers a popular photo setting. At night, the suspension bridge lights up, appearing to float above the water. Work out when and for how long to visit Kanmon Bridge and other Shimonoseki attractions using our handy Shimonoseki trip itinerary planner.
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Shimonoseki boasts a number of two- and three-star hotels, mostly clustered around the town's train station, offering both standard rooms and suites, as well as air conditioning and onsite buffets or restaurants. For a more affordable option, choose an inn or a bed in a hostel, also centrally located, with clean rooms and Internet access. Renting an apartment or room short-term can also be a great option for the budget-conscious.
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  • The Kanmon Bridge is at the narrowest spot in the Kanmon Straits between Honshu and Kyushu, where there were two historical battles. The first one was fought between Genji-clan and Heike-clan in 1185....  more »
  • Good way to take pictures and have a walk along the kanmon straits. Plus if you had a great meal in the Karato market and you need some exercises.  more »
  • it was an easy access from shimonoseki train station to this place. i was used 1-day pass bus ticket to travel to this place. you can see the huge bridge and feel breeze air around, good view. Across ...  more »