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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

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Himeji Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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Himeji Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Himeji!<br><br>Himeji is home to Japan's biggest and best-preserved feudal-era castle, Himeji-jo. Its white-plaster facade and elegant presence earned it the nickname Shirasagi-jo (White Egret Castle). Widely considered Japan's finest castle, it is worthy as the focus of a day trip to the area.<br><br>Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you!<br><br>Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.<br>Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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Kimitaka S wrote a review Jul 2020
Taichung, Taiwan8,662 contributions440 helpful votes
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, which links between Kobe and Awajishima island, is one of the major gateways from Honshu to Shikoku. To cross the strait, you have to drive a car, but to admire this bridge and take pictures, it is enough to take a walk around Maiko Park. JR Maiko is the nearest station.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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HAM wrote a review Sep 2019
Brisbane, Australia69 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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lindawong-Singapore wrote a review Sep 2019
Singapore, Singapore65 contributions13 helpful votes
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 awesomeness. Just wow !!! Connecting Across from Kobe to Awaji-Shi island, there’s a park where we stop to see the bridge in full splendor. Just amazing!!!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Krubee wrote a review Sep 2019
Singapore, Singapore407 contributions146 helpful votes
Built in 1998 which connects Kobe to Iwaya in Awaji Island stands the longest central pan suspension bridge in the world - the Akashi Kaiyko Bridge. The bridge is 3911 m long with the central span the longest. The bridge can withstand Typhoons and 8.5 magnitude earthquakes. If you plan to cross the bridge the toll fee is 2300 yen. We went there from Osaka taking the JR Kobe Rapid line to Maiko station and from there can walk 3 to 5 mins from the West side. The bridge is free but the exhibition costs about 310 yen. We didn't go inside the exhibition but instead we just walked towards the bridge and its monument where we took great photos and videos together. It was also sunset so we marvelled at the sun while setting down. There are very few tourists and locals around so it was a pretty quiet and less crowded day. We didn't get a chance to cross the bridge by car to Awaji island but will definitely try it next time around. So if you visit Kobe, try passing by Maiko and marvel at the longest suspension bridge in the world.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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matteoinverardi1985 wrote a review Aug 2019
Brescia, Italy388 contributions218 helpful votes
Really modern bridge with a gorgeous view on the bay, like the famous one in San Francisco. I strongly recommend to visit it : it is impressive how Japanese are good in building this great architectural structures..
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Date of experience: July 2019
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