The longest suspension bridge in the world in Japan: Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

The longest suspension bridge in the world with a total length of 3,911m that connects Honshu and Awaji Island.
Here are some sightseeing spots where you can fully enjoy the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (明石海峡大橋).

The world’s longest suspension bridge “Akashi Kaikyo Bridge”

It is Guinness certified as the longest suspension bridge in the world with a total length of 3,911 m and a central span of 1,991 m.
The height above sea level is the fourth tallest architecture in Japan after Tokyo Sky Tree (634.0m), Tokyo Tower (332.6m) and Abeno Harukas (300.0m).

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge World Tour is popular!

“Akashi Kaikyo Bridge World” is an “experience tour” where you can climb the main tower 298.3m above the sea through a management passage that is normally not accessible.
The view overlooking the bridge is spectacular, and it’s almost thrilling to be sucked into the ground!
There is no doubt that you will be thrilled because your feet are in a grid and you can see through.
You can see areas that you can’t normally enter by wearing a helmet.
You can enjoy the thrill for a tour fee of \3000.

Advance reservations are required to participate in the tour.
Click here for how to apply for the tour ⇒ Go to tour

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Photo Spot

Maiko Park (舞子公園)

With Awaji Island, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, and Akashi city in the foreground, the sunset over the horizon is a must-see.
It is said that the sunsets in autumn and winter are especially beautiful, but the sunsets at this time will set in a blink of an eye, so if you absolutely want to see the sunsets, check the sunset time in advance.

Sunset with Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

■ Maiko Park (舞子公園)   
address: 4-2051 Higashimaikocho, Tarumi Ward, Kobe, Hyogo  

Awaji Service Area for Sumoto (淡路SA)

The first service area from the Honshu side to Awaji Island. The view of the bridge from the Ferris wheel is the best, along with the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from the observatory.


■ Awaji Service Area for Sumoto (淡路SA)   
address: 2568 Iwaya, Awaji, Hyogo


Looking at the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, which boasts the largest scale in the world, is sure to be magnificent and refreshing.
Taking a tour will give you a deeper understanding of history and make you feel like you are on an adult social studies tour.
By all means, let’s look at the best in the world from the side from the top to the bottom.

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