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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Tower Top Experience (Akashi Kaikyo Bridge World Tour)
A thrilling tour to view a panorama from the top of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Tower.
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is the world’s largest suspension bridge connecting Kobe City, Hyogo and Awaji Island. This 3,911m-long bridge is suspended with the 300m-tall main tower. There is a tour to go up to the top of Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge Tower to look over Kobe’s cityscape and Awaji Island.
To attend the tour, you can start at the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge’s anchor block on the Awaji Island side, which is right next to the roadside station Awaji. First, watch the instruction video about climbing up to the tower, then put on the protective straps and a helmet. When you are ready, start walking on the maintenance path that goes over 40m above sea level, heading for the tower top. Your guide is an engineer who worked on the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge’s construction. You will walk on the path which was actually used for maintenance, while listening to the pro explaining the technology and history of the bridge - one-of-a-kind experience.
After walking on the path for 1km, you will reach the top! Get on an elevator and pass the ceiling door to meet the spectacular view at 300m above sea level - Kobe’s cityscape, Awaji Island, Seto Inland Sea or even Abeno Harukas on a clear day.
Immerse yourself in a moving experience of getting into the usually-prohibited place and see the exquisite harmonious view of the suspension bridge and ocean.
You can enter the usually-prohibited area such as the anchor block and the main tower.
You can go on the thrilling maintenance path of over 40m above the sea level.
An engineer gives a guided tour was involved in the bridge’s construction.
Affords a view over Kobe City and Awaji Island from the height of 300m above sea level.
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Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Do you have pamphlets in other languages? (If so, please also inform us of the supported languages)
Sorry, we don’t.
Is free WiFi available in the facility?
Are coin lockers available?
What types of clothing do you recommend?
Please come in moveable, non-revealing clothing.
Please avoid where skirts, sandals, high heels, etc.
What should I know for this tour?
Be very careful not to drop any of your belongings.
Please follow the tour guide’s instructions to ensure your safety.
Is there any limit to what we can bring?
Please prepare so that you can have two free hands (nothing you have to hold) during the tour.
Please secure any cameras, smartphones, etc. with a neck strap.
(You can borrow a neck strap.)
Can we take photos or videos during the tour?
Only using the camera/smartphone that’s secured to you by neck strap.
Please be sure not to remove the strap from your neck when filming.
Will it be cancelled for rain?
The tour will go on if only light rain.
- Tour name
- Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge tower top experience / Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge
Meeting point: Akashi Kaikyo Bridge - Awaji Island Side Anchorage (4A) Entrance (close to "Michi-no-eki Awaji")
1873-1 Iwaya, Awaji City, Hyogo 656-2401
- 078-291-1077 (Business hours 9:00pm - 12:00pm / 1:00pm - 5:00pm)
- Tour time and day
Morning tour (9:45am~), afternoon tour (1:20 pm~).
Until November, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays designated by Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company Limited.
※ Registration starts 15 minutes prior.
- Monday to Wednesday. Dec 1st to March 31st.
- Advanced Payment by Credit Card
- Weekdays: 5,000 yen per person, Weekends: 6,000 yen per person (middle school students are 2,500 yen per person on weekdays and 3,000 per person on weekends).
- Maximum number of persons eligible (group)
- Up to 48 people at each morning and afternoon session (minimum number required: 12 people)
- Available foreign language
- English, Chinese (Simplified Chinese), Korean
- Official site
- Official site