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Kurushima Strait is well-known as one of three fastest currents in Jpapan! Kurushima kaikyo Bridge, the world's first three-successive suspension bridge! Japan's maritime heartland!
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mat_mak wrote a review Jan 2016
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan5893 contributions682 helpful votes
Kurushima island is famous for watching one of three big whirling waves in Japan. I bought ticket at Yoshiumi iki-iki Kan, then rode on the boat at a ferry terminal. Basically boats are operated during summer. I phoned iki-iki kan to check availability, and made reservation. Boats were operated 3 to 4 times per day and departing times were depended on tide level. One slot was for about 50 mins. I watched whirling waves and spring tides. Tide was very high speed, I felt scary but really exciting. I saw suspension bridges from ocean surface. Its length is about 4 km, and it was so huge!! It was one of the best memories during my holiday in Shimanami ocean expressway.
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Date of experience: December 2015
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