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Great Seto Bridge

The longest bridge in the world with both the road and railway.

Bridge

Great Seto Bridge connects Okayama Prefecture on the main Island and Kagawa Prefecture on Shikoku Island. This name is for all the six bridges that stretch for 9.4km (5.8 miles) over the channel. Different types such as suspension bridge, cable-stayed bridge, and truss bridge are connected together. The greatest in scale in the world as both the road and railway bridge.

To take in the grand view of Great Seto Bridge, go to Yoshima Parking Area, which is near the center of Seto Chuo Expressway over the channel. From the observation platform, you can enjoy the fascinating view of the Seto Inland Sea and the Bridge. Also, the scenery is breath-taking from the Seto Ohashi Tower in the Seto Ohashi Memorial Park or from Okayama’s symbol, Mt. Washu’s highest point, “Shoshuho” Peak.

Of all the Great Seto Bridges, Kita-bisen Seto Ohashi offers a tour to the top with a reservation. Look over the Seto Inland Sea from the tower top 175m (574 feet) above the Sea.

Around weekends, the Bridge is illuminated for your romantic outing at night.

Highlights

  • The six bridges of Seto Chuo Expressway that stretch for 9.4km over the channel are together called Great Seto Bridge.
  • Around weekends, the Bridge is illuminated.
  • Great view from many spots such as Yoshima Parking Area, Seto Ohashi Memorial Park and Mt. Washu.
  • One of the Bridges, Kita Bisen Great Seto Bridge is offering a tour to the tower top.

Photos

  • Great Seto Bridge

    Great Seto Bridge

  • Great Seto Bridge viewed from Yoshima Parking Area

    Great Seto Bridge viewed from Yoshima Parking Area

  • Yoshima Parking Area

    Yoshima Parking Area

  • The Great Seto Bridge lighted up

    The Great Seto Bridge lighted up

  • Top-of-the-Tower experience Tour

    Top-of-the-Tower experience Tour

  • Top-of-the-Tower experience Tour. The view from 175m above sea is powerful!

    Top-of-the-Tower experience Tour. The view from 175m above sea is powerful!

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Details

Name in Japanese
瀬戸大橋
Postal Code
762-0071
Address
587 Nishikata, Yoshimacho, Sakaide City, Kagawa (Yoshima Parking Area)
Tel
078-291-1033 (Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company Limited, Customer Service Counter)
Directions
1) from Seto Chuo Expressway’s Sakaide Interchange, drive 8 min.
2) from Kojima Interchange, drive 6 min to Yoshima Parking Area.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)