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Pearl Bridge, Japan

From series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
Year: 1998. Lenght: 3,911 meters.

The bridge with the romantic name is located in Japan and connects two big cities - Kobe and Awaji. The project of the pearl bridge was one of the most complicated for realization in recent decades. The workers had to build the bridge with incredibly complicated climatic conditions. The Akasi Seaweed, over which the bridge extends, is known among the seafarers by the harsh climate. Here there is storm and strong wind every week. With a view to the fact that about 1,500 ships daily drive through this important waterway, the construction process seems to be such a magnificent bridge unfulfillable.

Pearl Bridge, Japan Notwithstanding this, the complicated project was realized among the architects and the construction workers to the shortest deadlines - for 10 years. Already in 1998 the pearl bridge was opened. Especially for this architectural project the special type of concrete was developed with which one could work under the water. The full length of the magnificent bridge is 3,911 meters. At the opening, the Pearl Bridge was the longest and highest suspension bridge in the world.

The weight of the bridge is about 160,000 tons. To ensure maximum safety, the incredibly solid steel jam was used. The unique bridge with the romantic name can withstand the wind with speed of up to 80 m / s, as well as the earthquake with magnitude of up to 8.5 degrees. Despite all the above-mentioned peculiarities, the bridge looks very light and fine. The realization of the project cost about 5 billion US dollars. At the moment the trip over the bridge is subject to a fee and costs about 20 dollars. Next - Tower Bridge

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Pearl Bridge - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Mizuho Bank Tarumi Branch' located in 3 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Eneos James Yama SS' in 5 km
Supermarket: 'Costco Wholesale Kobesoko' in 6 km
Parking: 'Parking' in 1.85 km
Police station: 'Akashi Police Station' in 5 km
Railway station: 'Tanigami Station' in 21 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Kobe Airport UKB - in 19 km
 »  Kansai Airport KIX - in 28 km
 »  Itami Airport ITM - in 42 km
 »  Takamatsu Airport TAK - in 102 km
 »  Okayama Airport OKJ - in 107 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Pearl Bridge

Hitomaru Kadan

Located in 3 km from Pearl Bridge
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Rooms: 18
Fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding, rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle with green … More: photo, rates and booking
Green Hill Hotel Akashi

Located in 4 km from Pearl Bridge
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Rooms: 109
Each contemporary room at Green Hill Hotel comes with a fridge and desk. You can enjoy a bath in the en suite bathroom, which includes toiletries and … More: photo, rates and booking
The Westin Resort & Conference Center Awaji Island

Located in 6 km from Pearl Bridge
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Rooms: 201
The cosy rooms of Westin offers great views of the surrounding park or the Inland sea. Featuring modern designs, rooms are fitted with a flat-screen … More: photo, rates and booking
Nishi Akashi Rincarn Hotel

Located in 7 km from Pearl Bridge
Route on the map:
Rooms: 137
Each air-conditioned room at Nishi Akashi Rincarn Hotel includes an en suite bathroom with a bathtub and amenities. A linen yukata robe and slippers … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Toilet Tank
4 km - Toilet Tank
The tourists who visit the Japanese city of Akashi have a chance to see one of the most original public toilets on earth. The unique WC is located in the popular Café The Mumin Papa. The modern designers have made a real aquarium out of it. The walls of the toilet …
Kansai Airport
29 km - Kansai Airport
Located in Japan, Kansai International Airport is surrounded by water from all sides. It was built on the artificial island not far from Osaka. The airport was opened in 1994 and the outstanding architect Renco Piano worked on his project. The large airport has the …
Tree House for Humans
43 km - Tree House for Humans
A very interesting tree house can be seen in Japan, on the territory of the natural center of Momofuku Ando. The latter deals with the active propaganda of recreation in the open air and draws the attention of the public on the environmental protection problems. A few …
Osaka Board Game Park
44 km - Osaka Board Game Park
The unusual chess park has appeared several years ago in Osaka. Its design is entirely devoted to board games. This park, located on the bank of the channel, has special benches, paths for skateboarding, and flowerbeds with check pattern. It’s difficult to imagine …
Nara Dreamland
73 km - Nara Dreamland
In Japan, there is an abandoned Nara Dreamland amusement park, which may also scare many tourists. The opening of the park took place in 1961. It has worked for a little over 30 years and was closed due to lack of funding. A walk in the park gives an impression that it …
Sagano Bamboo Grove
74 km - Sagano Bamboo Grove
In Japan, in the province of Kyoto, there is the curious bamboo meadow Sagano. This is a lot of the long avenues surrounded by the slender high bamboo rows. In total, there are more than a thousand bamboo trees in the grove that grow in rows and look incredibly …

Top destination around Pearl Bridge - Kobe

The city has several wonderful zoos, and Kobe Animal Kingdom is among the most original ones. Enclosures created for animals are as open as possible, allowing visitors to admire them in all their glory. Some animals are allowed to be fed. You can arrange a great memorable photo shoot session here in the zoo. For the youngest visitors here is a special enclosure with pets, which can be stroked and played with.
No less interesting is Kobe Oji Zoo, the main inhabitants of which are friendly pandas. Here you can see animals brought from all over the world. This zoo is quite old so its territory is decorated with big mighty trees. In the warm season, it is a popular holiday destination where one can spend the whole day.

In the spring and summer, fans of long walks will have the opportunity to admire the wonderful Nunobiki Falls. They can be found in a very beautiful mountainous area, being a must-see point of many hiking routes. On the way to the waterfalls, you can see centuries-old trees and rare plants. The foothill area is also home to rare birds and animals. Nunobiki Falls reach their maximum power in the spring.
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