Verified [Verified] denotes information that has been published with confirmation of its owing parties.
Kurushima Kaikyo Service Area
Enjoy the World’s First Triple Suspension Bridge and Beautiful Nature at this Service Area.
The Kurushima Kaikyo Service Area is a service area along the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido, which connects Honshu and Shikoku, and it is located on the highway’s Shikoku side in Ehime Prefecture’s Imabari City. It is also a popular tourist destination thanks to its view overlooking the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, the world’s first triple suspension bridge.
There is an outdoor observation area, but we recommend the observation terrace on the 2nd floor of the building, which is a spectacular spot that offers a view of the Kurushima Strait, which is one of Japan’s three major storm currents, the Kurushima Strait Bridge, and the islands dotting the Seto Inland Sea.
The food court on the building’s 1st floor has large glass walls, so you can take your time enjoying a meal while admiring the stunning scenery. Other shops outside also sell a variety of local dishes from Imabari City.
Also, mikan (a mandarin orange-like citrus fruit) are a specialty of Ehime Prefecture, and the prefecture is also famous for having taps that dispense mikan juice. This service area’s facility also has one of these taps, so be sure to try it out to commemorate your trip! (Paid)
The shops are packed with specialty goods from Ehime, so be sure to pick out some souvenirs! Also, be sure not to miss the art piece based on the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge!
The Shimanami Pin, splashed with a prism of bright colors that represent the equally multi-faceted, fun destinations nearby. Its become an extra-popular photo stop since it was first set up in December 2020.
We recommend looking out over the observation terrace on the building’s 2nd floor for its higher line of sight compared to the outdoor observation area.
Various local dishes and specialties from Ehime Prefecture are available for purchase.
On designated nights, you can see the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge beautifully illuminated.
There is a space where you can relax on free-use massage chairs and tatami mats in the 2nd floor’s Refresh Room.
Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Can you provide services in foreign languages? (If so, please also inform us of the supported languages)
English language support is available (While not in person, service is available by pocket translator device).
Is free Wi-Fi available in the area?
Yes, it is.
Can I bring a pet?
Pets are not permitted inside the building but you can use the water station or two leash hook stations outside.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 3-9-68 Ohamacho, Imabari City, Ehime
- Business Hours
Food court and shops: Weekdays 8:00am-9:00pm, weekends and holidays 7:00am-10:00pm
Outside shops and cafés: Weekdays 9:00am-5:00pm, weekends and holidays 9:00am-6:00pm
※Business hours are subject to change.
- Closed Days
Nishi Seto Expressway (commonly known as Shimanami Kaido).
5 minutes from the Oshima-Minami Interchange/5 minutes from the Imabari Interchange (Not available via Imabari-Kita Interchange.)
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)