The View from Great Akashi Bridge

You can see a lot from 300 meters up

By Masayoshi Hirose    - 2 min read

My dream came true! I finally climbed to the top of Great Akashi Strait Bridge! The view from 300 meters above the sea  was just wonderful. The weather was fine with a clear blue sky and blue ocean! I was impressed by the views of ships coming and going, and vehicles and people about the size of a pea on the ground.

Although I could stay there only for a short while, the marvelous view was even better than I'd imagined, and I enjoyed those precious moments in the soft breeze high up in the sky.

Reservations are required to join this tour. It's held twice a day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from April 1st to November 30th. A reservation can be made either on the Internet or by FAX.

Hyogo Prefectural Maiko Park Series
1. Dream Lens
2. Inside Great Akashi Strait Bridge
3. The View from Great Akashi Bridge
4. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
5. Akashi Sunset
6. Light-Up of Akashi Strait Bridge

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.  

Original by Masayoshi Hirose