The marvelous prospect of the Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge has enchanted a lot of tourists since its opening in 2000 with its beautiful scenery overlooking the “Amagase” cobalt blue sea and mesmerizing sky. As a toll-free bridge connecting remote islands, the bridge has served as the shooting place for numerous movies, advertisements and television programs. It is one of the longest bridges in Japan, extending over a length of 1,780 meters.
Not only is Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge a perfect location for photography enthusiasts, it’s an amazing destination for couples who are looking for a romantic car-drive and also for cyclists who can take on the challenge of the 1,780 meter length of Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge while overlooking a breathtaking natural view at the same time.
Things to Do in Tsunoshima Island
After enjoying the beautiful ride on Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge and arriving at Tsunoshima Island, you can visit Tsunoshima Lighthouse, one of Japan’s oldest lighthouses and the first western-style lighthouse on the Sea of Japan’s coast. The first time it was lit was in 1876, and has been doing so for 130 years. For a small extra fee, you can climb to the top of the lighthouse and indulge in the breathtaking seaview making it a truly spectacular sight.
Tsunoshima Lighthouse is one Japan’s oldest lighthouses and the first western-style lighthouse on the Sea of Japan’s coast.
You can also try visiting Kita-Nagato Kaigan Quasi-National Park which is also located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, It’s famous for its 40 kilometers coastline including the ocean-carved monolithic rocks that was able to earn the famous nickname “Alps of the Sea”.
Kita-Nagato Kaigan Quasi-National Park is famous for its ocean-carved monolithic rocks, earning the nickname “Alps of the Sea”.
How to Get to Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge
To get to Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge, you can take a 15-minute bus drive from JR Sanin Main Line Kottoi Station or you can take a 30-minute bus drive from JR Sanin Main Line Takibe Station.
View scenic routes that include this spotPANORAMIC VIEW
More Information about Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge
- Tsunoshima, Hohoku-cho, Shimonoseki-shi
- 15 minutes by bus from JR Sanin Main Line Kottoi Station
- 30 minutes by bus from JR Sanin Main Line Takibe Station
- All year
- Tsunoshima, where you can watch the sun setting in the Sea of Japan as well as the star-filled night sky, is part of the Kita Nagato Kaigan Quasi-National Park. The island is the northern limit of distribution of crinum asiaticum var. Japonicum, or crinum, and on the western tip of the island stands the Tsunoshima Lighthouse still in active service. It is also recognized as the “Lighthouse for Lovers (Koi-suru Todai)” and one of the “Three Most Beautiful Night Lighthouses Japan.
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