Irabu Ohashi, Miyakojima
Cross the ocean on Irabu Ohashi, a bridge connecting the islands of Miyako and Irabu. Measuring 3,540 m (11,610 ft), the structure stands as one of the longest bridges in the world, and its island-hopping span has been impressively engineered, with construction starting in 2006 and taking nine years to complete. More convenient for locals than the ferries that used to cross the divide between the islands, the bridge still allows tourists to soak in the views at a pleasant pace. Speed limits on the bridge remain restricted, making it easier to admire the ocean, islands, and the bridge itself without holding up traffic. A viewing platform in the center provides a good place to snap some photos. A visit to Irabu Ohashi represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Miyakojima trip builder app to plot your vacation.
Irabu Ohashi Reviews
午後と午前中と行ったことがありますが、断然午前中の景色が最高です！太陽の位置でみえる海の色が全然違います。本当に綺麗です！橋の途中で、素晴らしい景色を写真におさめようとしましたが、スケールの大きさと美しさは写真の小さな画像では伝わりません。ぜひ、目の当たりにされてください。こんな大きな橋が無料ってところが、また素晴らしい！ more »I've been there in the afternoon and in the morning, but the scenery in the morning is by far the best! The color of the sea seen in the position of the sun is completely different. It's really beautiful! In the middle of the bridge, I tried to take a picture of the wonderful scenery, but the size and beauty of the scale were not conveyed by the small image of the photo. By all means, please be caught in the eye. It's great that such a big bridge is free!
我們一行6人包車遊覽宮古島, 伊良部大橋是必去的, 今日天氣好好, 藍天白雲, 先遠眺長長的大橋, 再駕車到刻有伊良部大橋名字的位置拍照, 海天一色, 好漂亮. more »Our group of 6 people pack the ancient city, The Yiliang Department is a must go, today's day is good, the sky white, first look at the big day, and then to the location engraved with the name of the Yiliang Department to take pictures, sea sky color, good beautiful.
Tremendous beautiful achievement of engineering. Breathtaking views, great for sunset.Along bridge there are three small spots to park a car for while.
It's a long unusual and pretty cool looking bridge! There's lay-bys on both sides near the highest point for tourist viewing and those all-too-common selfie stick pics and totally rideable on a cycle (there's cycle lanes). Fascinating to see drivers just STOP right in the road to take a photo from their driving seat, whilst simultaneously bringing traffic to an abrupt halt. Just because in Japan you can do that! Most amazingly, no one stuck in the cars behind honks their horn, including the ambulance which was stuck right behind this lady... Funnier still, she had a full car and could have asked the passenger to take it instead... #differentculture
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