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The Great Seto Bridge Tower Top Experience

A spectacular view from the top of the bridge out over a score of islands spread across the Seto Inland Sea

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Bridge Tower Top Experience

The Great Seto Bridge system connects Okayama Prefecture on Honshu to Kagawa Prefecture on Shikoku island. The entire length of the system consists of different bridge designs, including those of suspension, cable-stayed, and truss. The bridge works as both a road and railway and has become important infrastructure for the Shikoku islanders. Of this bridge series, the Kita Bisan-Seto Bridge allows visitors to climb to the top of the tower. From the top, 175 meters above sea level, there is a spectacular view of scores of islands spread across the Seto Inland Sea.

Highlights

  • A magnificent view from the top of the tower at 175 meters above sea level.
  • A chance to see the train running at close quarters from the bridge maintenance passage if the train schedule fits your visitation time.
  • The Yoshima Parking Area is recommended for after tour shopping at souvenir stores and perhaps a bowl of udon noodles.

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Photos

  • The view of Kita Bisan-Seto Bridge from Yoshima. We climbed on the closest tower in the picture.

    The view of Kita Bisan-Seto Bridge from Yoshima. We climbed on the closest tower in the picture.

  • Instruction time in the conference room. Wearing helmets and belts, we were ready for the tour!

    Instruction time in the conference room. Wearing helmets and belts, we were ready for the tour!

  • We headed to the anchorage while listening to stories about the struggles during construction.

    We headed to the anchorage while listening to stories about the struggles during construction.

  • There is a panel exhibition about the bridge construction process inside the anchorage

    There is a panel exhibition about the bridge construction process inside the anchorage

  • The maintenance passage provides a special view point for the trains.

    The maintenance passage provides a special view point for the trains.

  • After the elevator, go up about 10 more meters, and you are on the top!

    After the elevator, go up about 10 more meters, and you are on the top!

  • View towards Honshu. The curve of the bridge amplifies the beauty of the islands and sea beyond.

    View towards Honshu. The curve of the bridge amplifies the beauty of the islands and sea beyond.

  • Be careful not to drop anything, but record this beauty with a camera or phone.

    Be careful not to drop anything, but record this beauty with a camera or phone.

  • Illuminated bridge from the Yoshima side (Photo credit: Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company)

    Illuminated bridge from the Yoshima side (Photo credit: Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company)

Reviews

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  • Robix Chen

    哇~第一次看到這樣的旅遊玩法,相片顯示的好像是工程維修人員在走的路線,不知道爬上頂端會不會兩腿發軟?

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Details

Tour name
The Great Seto Bridge Tower Top Experience
Facility name
Yoshima Parking Area
Postal Code
762-0071
Address
Yoshimacho Nishikata 587, Sakaide City, Kagawa Prefecture (the meeting point)
Telephone
078-291-1033
Operation hours and days
Morning tour (10:00 am~), Afternoon tour (1:30 pm~).
* check the details in official website
Payment
Cash only
Fee
Adult 2,800 yen(in 2020) *the bridge fees and other transportation fees to reach the Yoshima Parking Area are the participants’ responsibility
Available group size
Morning tour 20 persons, afternoon tour 20 persons
Available foreign language
English, Chinese (Simplified Chinese), Korean
Note
Regarding the implementation of the experience tour in 2021, Please check at the following website.
Official site
Official site