Kanmon Bridge
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tadJapan
Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan3,999 contributions
Apr 2020
下関側から見た関門橋。唐戸市場のあたりから撮影した。以下は、かつて英文で書いた紹介だが、修正して引用したい。Covid-19が収束したら、海外からも戻ってきてほしい。
The Bridge is at the narrowest spot in the Kanmon Straits between Shimonoseki, Honshu and Moji, Kyushu, where there were two historical battles.

The first one was fought between Genji-clan and Heike-clan in 1185. Emperor Antoku passed away here in the Strait and Genji started the Samurai period in Kamakura.

The second one may be called Shimonoseki Campaign (Shimonoseki War), when Choshu-clan( in Yamaguchi Prefecture) was defeated by the fleet made of the 4 countries- the British Empire, USA, France and the Netherlands in 1864.

Shinsaku Takasugi who was a kind of representative of the Choshu side started to topple down the Samurai system. The first place of the movement started in Kozanji temple(national treasure temple) in Chofu, Shimonoseki, a few months later after the defeat in 1864. The armies led by Shinsaku Takasugi defeated the Samurais which were more than 10 times in size and scale. This became the substantial start to establish the Meiji Restoration in 1868.
Written December 17, 2020
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tes108
Newcastle, Australia675 contributions
Feb 2020
This magnificent bridge spans a busy and rough sea passage. Visible from along the waterfront in Shimonoseki but is worth driving across too.
Written February 16, 2020
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Miller144
Tokyo, Japan21 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
Wonderful bridge with under sea tunnel , an experience of life time which takes dedication, innovation and technology to build, a wonder of times
Written October 7, 2014
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Tushka
Ranfurly, New Zealand286 contributions
May 2011 • Solo
I was a solo female passenger on the mv Cap Capricorn when we sailed from Kobe to Pusan on the way to New Zealand. Our Captain allowed me to sit quietly on the bridge which was a privaledge . Approaching the bridge on such a large vessel I thought we would not fit! but slid under very well. The view all along the waterside from Kobe was amazing and it was evening as we left the channel and proceeded across the seas to Pusan.
I am now planning a trip back to Japan in Feb 2012 and will stay a couple of nights in Shimonoseki to see from the land view.
Written December 18, 2011
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan13,172 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
It is a large bridge between Honshu and Kyushu. Since it is reserved for automobiles, pedestrians cannot walk. However you can appreciate its beauty from distance.
Written December 29, 2019
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John C
Quezon City, Philippines1,685 contributions
Jun 2019
More than anything Kamnon bridge connects the islands of Honshu and Kyushu. fukuoka prefecture to Yamaguchi Prefecture. The bridge is passable by car, but there is a train tunnel and pedestrian tunnel. You can also cross thru 5 minute ferry boat ride. It is also home of famous puffer blow fish.
Written June 13, 2019
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Adrian L
Los Angeles9,129 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Just an amazing structure marking the entrance of Japan into the Modern World! For centuries, crossing the Strait was not easy, but now you could cross it safely within a few minutes. There are plenty of spots looking into the Kammon Bridge and due to the afternoon sun, we watched the Bridge from the Honshu side - Dannouracho. It is a nice photo spot for 15 to 30 minutes.
Written April 28, 2019
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Peter R.
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
You can quite easily spend a full and interesting day exploring the many and varying charms of Mojiko Retro Town, but if you have the time (and the energy!) try walking from the JR Mojiko Railway Station to the JR Shimonoseki Railway Station on the other side of the Kanmon Straits, crossing the Straits in the process!
I spent about 5-hrs and clocked 12km on this "hike" but time and distance would vary depending on the various attractions that you take in on the way. Initially you can head eastwards from Mojiko Station towards the Kanmon Bridge by walking parallel to the tracks of the retro train "Shiokaze-go". Before Norfolk Square Station you can detour slightly to take in the quiet and peaceful Koso Hachiman Shrine.
Immediately after Norfolk Square Station the track disappears into a long tunnel through the hillside so follow the Mekari Tide Viewing Promenade which leads under the Kanmon Bridge itself to the picturesque Mekari Shrine.
You cannot walk across the Kanmon Bridge itself as there is no pedestrian access, but deep beneath the Kanmon Strait at this point lies a long 3.5km road tunnel connecting the islands of Kyushu and Honshu and pedestrians can use a Service tunnel which runs immediately beneath the road tunnel to cross the Strait. Access to the pedestrian tunnel is gained by elevators housed in a building adjacent to the Bridge itself.
Having traversed the c.800m Kanmon undersea tunnel, one reappears into daylight on the Shimonoseki side close to a park (Mimosusogawa Park) which commemorates a naval battle in 1864. A brisk walk back to Shimonoseki and you can take in the bright and photogenic Akama Shrine, the Shimonoseki Former British Consulate and the Kaikyo Yume Tower before arriving at the JR Shimonoseki Railway Station.
Throughout this long and interesting "hike", you never lose sight of the Kanmon Bridge; a landmark equally visible on both sides of the Kanmon Strait.
Written September 13, 2018
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Kanokkul T
Bangkok, Thailand26 contributions
Oct 2017
the bridge connects between Honshu and Kyushu. It's not the long bridge but I was excited when I saw water underneath. There is the famous fish market nearby, and it's mainly for Puffer fish.
Written August 10, 2018
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Master Echo
London, UK552 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Arriving in the port of Moji, surprisingly enough it is only just under three hours by land from Hiroshima, and it serves as a gateway to Kyushu as well as Honshu. This port is dominated by the Kanmon Bridge which connects Kyushu Island with Honshu on the mainland. The Kanmon Strait has an incredible 700 ships which traverse it on a daily basis.

We left the quayside and drove up onto the Kanmon Bridge, stopping at Mt Hinoyama lookout. This bridge was opened in November 1973 and connected to the Kyushu Expressway in March 1984. It is among the 50 largest suspension bridges in the world with a central length of 712 metres (2,336 feet), and is 141 metres high.

Stopping here for a photo, our expedition ship appeared like a children’s toy sitting in the harbour. There are also some cannon and shelters, remnants of the conflict by the proud people of Kyushu Island against the oppressive Shinto emperor. On a clear day the views are magnificent.

There is also a pedestrian tunnel, the Kanmon Tunnel, that goes under the sea from Kyushu to Honshu. At a little over 700 meters in length and is accessed at either end by elevators. Many of our party left the coach to walk through this unusual tunnel and were picked up on the other side.
Written August 3, 2018
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