Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Hyogo Prefecture

4.6
An astounding feat of engineering, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge holds the title of the longest suspension bridge in the world, spanning an incredible 3.9 km (2.4 mi). The product of 2 million workers and 10 years of work, the bridge was completed in 1998, using enough steel cable to circumnavigate the globe a mind-boggling seven times. On the Kobe side of the bridge, consider stopping by the Bridge Exhibition Center for extensive and well-presented information about the structure's design and construction. If you're feeling somewhat brave, take an elevator to the "Maiko Marine Promenade," affording views from 50 m (164 ft) up, below the main platform of the bridge. You can take a far more in-depth guided tour of the bridge if you're a real enthusiast, but bear in mind that this requires an advanced reservation. Plan to visit Akashi Kaikyo Bridge during your Akashi vacation using our convenient Akashi trip itinerary maker website.
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  • May not be for everyone, if you fear heights may not be the tour to take. But if you have an interest in engineering and building may be of interest.  more »
  • We have read about this bridge and seen photos of it in travel guide n websites. Nothing can compare how we felt when we drove across it; to see the engineering feat n accomplishments; splendor and.....  more »
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  • You can enter the bridge and see a magnificent works of art from a truss bridge. Also, they provide food and beverages for you to buy inside
  • I am very impressed by the size of this bridge. It is so big that you have to see it in person to believe that it exists. Very nice.
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