Kanmon Bridge is the suspended bridge crossing the Kanmon Straits, a stretch of water
separating two of Japan’s four main islands. On the Honshu side of the bridge is Shimonoseki
and on the Kyushu side is Kitakyushu-city. The Kanmon-kyo bridge was opened to vehicles
in 1973 and connected the Kyushu Expressway in 1984. It is the 34th largest suspension bridge
in the world with a central span of 712 meters.
The Kanmon Straits, separating Honshu and Kyushu, is a very busy waterway with as many as
700 small and large ships a day passing through it. There are a total of seven ways to cross the
straits such as the 1,068-meter-lomg “Kanmon-kyo Bridge”, the “Shin-Kanmon Tunnel” , the
“Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel”, to cross on foot, the “ferries”, and the like.
Only the place in the world ! You can cross the strait on foot. The Kanmon Strait, separating
Honshu and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway with as many as 700 small and
large ships a day passing through it.
Location of Kitakyushu-city
Moji-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
|Access||30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station|