Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge extending straight through the emerald green ocean, white sandy beach which is just a tropical landscape, silhouette of a lighthouse floating in the sunset. Tsunoshima area of Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, now is known as a landscape with many people holding a longing “I want to visit once!”
Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge was born in 2000 as a bridge connecting the mainland with “Tsunoshima” in Houhoku, Shimonoseki the northwest corner of Yamaguchi Prefecture. The total length is 1,780 meters and boasts one of the best bridges in the country as a bridge that can be passed by free of charge.
“From emerald green to cobalt blue.” The appearance of the bridge extending into the gradation of a beautiful ocean is exceptional. It has been adopted as a location for the TV commercial of a car for many times, and at Tsunoshima where you crossed the bridge, the place is also used as a TV drama and film location. The beauty of the sight has become a topic every time it appears in the media.
It takes about 90 minutes by car from JR Shin Yamaguchi Station to Tsunoshima. Get off the Mine IC, Ozuki IC or Shimonoseki IC the nearest IC of the Chugoku motorway and go north on Route 191 or Route 275 north, eventually a magnificent sight will appear before your eyes. You can park for free at “Amagase Park” which overlooks Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge.
While looking at the beauty of the bridge that blends harmoniously with nature, the color of the ocean is also striking. If the weather is nice, the ocean of the emerald green will spread along the coast from under the bridge.
The “Tsunoshima Ohashi” (Tsunoshima Big Bridge) was inaugurated on November 3, 2000. It is symbolic existence of sightseeing in Tsunoshima, and it sometimes appears in CM of the car. At first sightseeing in Tsunoshima is this Tsunoshima Ohashi. The combination of the sea of the emerald green and a small island appearing in the middle of it and the Tsunoshima Ohashi created exquisite beauty.
The toll of the Tsunoshima Ohashi is free. As remote island bridging of toll free, it is length of the Japanese second place (1,780m in total length) next to Kori Ohashi (1,960m in total length) of Okinawa.
Of course daytime Tsunoshima is beautiful, but the scene from the evening to the night is very wonderful, too. So if your time permits you, you should be there until night.
At first you can overlook a sunset, it is surrounded in color of the orange as far as your eye can see, it’s very beautiful. And the whole sky will glow very pale when it is night, it turn into very mysterious scenery. You can see the scenery to become the memory of a lifetime.
How about the drive that you feel refreshing wind while looking at the superb view from Shimonoseki-shi? Driving while seeing the sea of the emerald green and the blue sky and horizon is refreshing.
|Name:||Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge|
|Adresse:||Hohokuchokanda Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi 759-5331 Japan|
|Access:||JR Sanin-honsen “Agawa-eki Station” (10 minutes by car)|
|Tel:||(+81) 83-786-0234 (Houhokucho Tourism Association)|