Hyogo Prefecture Photo Library No.17 Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and Akashi / Suma Sightseeing Spots

The 17th installment of the series that introduces the charm of Hyogo Prefecture with photographs is the scenery of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge seen from various view spots, and you can walk up the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and climb the top of the bridge pier. Introducing Akashi Kaikyo Bridge World and other popular sightseeing spots in Akashi and Suma: Okura Kaigan BBQ ZAZAZA, Akashi Castle Park, Sumasanjo Yuen and Suma Rikyu Park.

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[Akashi Kaikyo Bridge view spot]

Introducing a view spot that overlooks the world’s best suspension bridge, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

≪Maiko Park≫
Maiko Park is the first Hyogo Prefectural City Park, which was established on July 25, 1908. This is a spectacular spot where you can see the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from below, east, and west.
“Dream Lens” is a memorial monument built on the 5th anniversary of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, in honor of the twelfth Kobe mayor Tadajiro Haraguchi, the creator of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.
Maiko Park is also popular as a sunset spot.

≪Okura Coast≫
Okura Beach is full of bathing in the summer. You can see the panoramic view of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and Awaji Island.

≪Sumasanjo Yuen≫
You can see the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from the observation deck at the top of Mt.
I will introduce it in detail later.

≪Awaji service area≫
It is a service area just across the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and just on the Awaji side. There is an observatory overlooking the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in the upper and lower service areas.

≪Michi no Eki Awaji≫
This is a roadside station located at the foot of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge on the Awaji Island side. From here you can see the powerful Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. It is a great view spot where you can see the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and the ship going up and down the strait.

[Akashi Kaikyo Bridge World]

“Akashi Kaikyo Bridge World” is a tour to climb the top of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world. Applications are accepted at the “Hashi no Kagakukan” at the starting point of the bridge on the Kobe side.

First, you will receive an overview of the tour from the tour leader. Tour leaders are actually people involved in the construction of the bridge. Next, listen to explanations of construction technology and history in the exhibition room, and walk about 1 km toward the Awaji Island area on the passage under the roadway (about 50 m above sea level) called the wide management road and take the elevator. In about 2 minutes, you will arrive at the top of the tower on the 98th floor, 300 meters above sea level.

You can enjoy a 360 ° panoramic view from the top of the main tower on the Kobe side.

* Advance reservation required, participants must be junior high school students or more (junior high school students must be accompanied by an adult)

[Okura Coast BBQ ZAZAZA]

A barbecue facility on the Okura Coast. Reopened in April 2019.

In front of you is a great BBQ site overlooking the Okura Coast beach (summer), Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and Awaji Island. Because there is a roof, it is safe even on rainy days.

The first floor is a barbecue area, the second floor is a bar and barbecue area, and the rooftop floor is “CAFE & BAR”.


[Akashi Castle Park]

Akashi Castle was built in 1619 (Gento 5th year) by the first Akashi lord, Tadamasa Ogasawara (later Tadazane). Akashi Park was established as a prefectural park in April 1918, centering on the castle ruins of Akashi Castle.

The Tatsumi yagura and Hitsujisaru yagura that remain in Honmaru are designated as national important cultural properties. There are 4 squares, sports facilities such as a baseball stadium and an athletic stadium, a large pond, a rose garden, and a prefectural library.
In addition, it is a famous place for cherry blossoms that has been selected as one of the 100 most famous spots in Sakura. About 1000 Yoshino cherry trees bloom in the park, and it is crowded with cherry blossoms in the spring.

[Sumaura Sanjo Yuen]

Sumaura Sanjo Yuen is a park that opened in 1959 and spreads across the summit of Mount Hachibuse and Mount Hatafuri in Suma Ward. At Sumaura Ropeway, you will arrive at Hachibuse-sanjo Station.

The curator is a gondola that runs on a belt conveyor that connects Ropeway Sanjo Station and the rotating observation deck, opened in March 1966, and is still operating as it was. “Uncomfortable ride” has a reputation, and now it is a local specialty.

The view from the rooftop observation deck of the Revolutionary Observatory is superb, and has been selected as one of the 50 most beautiful views of Kobe, 10 selected. It is also a popular night view spot where you can see the night view of Kobe and the illuminated Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.
It is also popular as a cherry blossom viewing spot.


[Suma Rikyu Park]
This park was built in 1967 to commemorate the marriage of the Crown Prince (now the Emperor).

This is a large 82-hectare urban park in the hills of Suma Ward, with a main garden and a botanical garden centered on Western gardens. From the Poseidon Square in front of the main house’s rest house, you can see the blue sea and sky and the European fountain garden.

The botanical garden has a viewing greenhouse, a Japanese-style room, a Japanese garden, and a waterfall. You can enjoy plum, cherry blossoms, hydrangea, maple and seasonal flowers.