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Infrastructure tourism

  • Sky Tour
  • Walk over the Sea
  • Tour to the top of the bridge
  • Parent-child Bridge Seminar
  • Walk over eddies
  • Bridge World

The Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company Limited conducts infrastructure tours where it is possible to view areas such as management facilities and the tower tops of long-span bridges over straits which non-employees normally may not enter, in order to spread understanding of expressway operations and raise interest in HSBE's construction and conservation technologies.

Infrastructure tour details

Map of the 3 routes Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge Ohnaruto Bridge Seto-Ohashi Bridges Tatara Bridge Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridges

We have had many visitors participate in our infrastructure tours so far.

One of these tours, The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge - Bridge World, which began in 2005, has exceeded 100 thousand participants in total from 2005 to 2017. Many people from all over the world have participated in the tour.

Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge

Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge (Bridge World)

Tour dates Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from April to November (schedule)

A tour where you can enter the inside of Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge and get your fill of the incredible 360 degree view from the top of the main tower, at a height of 300 meters above sea level.
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Illustration: Bridge World

Ohnaruto Bridge

Ohnaruto Bridge (Walk over eddies)

Tour datesApril / October (schedule)

This is a tour of approximately 1.6 kilometers where you can walk through the maintenance corridors of the Ohnaruto Bridge, which normally may not be entered, while looking down on the Naruto whirlpools.

Seto-Ohashi Bridges

Seto-Ohashi Bridges (Study Trip)

Tour datesBetween 10:00 am - 4:00 pm weekdays, no tours on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays

Inside the anchorage of the Kita Bisan-Seto Bridge, which normally cannot be entered, the history of the construction of the Seto-Ohashi Bridge is presented to visitors. However, this is not a tour to the top of the main towers of the bridge. Also, it is necessary to apply for the tour in advance.

Tatara Bridge

Tatara Bridge (Tour to the top of the bridge)

Tour datesMay (schedule)

The tour is an event where you can experience places which normally cannot be entered, such as the inside of main towers and tower tops, of one of the world's longest cable-stayed bridges, Tatara Bridge, and the world's only three continuous suspension bridges, the Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridges.


Tatara Bridge (Parent-child Bridge Seminar)

Tour datesJuly (schedule)

The seminar begins with a lecture on bridge fundamentals and then allows you to experience one of the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, Tatara Bridge, from a different angle than usual by getting on the maintenance vehicle for outside girders and going up to a tower top at a height of 226 meters above sea level.

Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridges

Kurushima Kaikyo Bridges (Tour to the top of the bridge)

Tour datesMay (schedule)

The tour is an event where you can experience places which normally cannot be entered, such as the inside of main towers and tower tops, of one of the world's longest cable-stayed bridges, Tatara Bridge, and the world's only three continuous suspension bridges, the Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridges.

Infrastructure tour information

Availability of other languages

The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge - Bridge World is available in several languages. (Tour content is provided in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean using audio device)

For group tour reservations

Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge - Bridge World also accepts group reservations.
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