Ascend to the top of the world’s longest suspension bridge for breathtaking views, thrills, and more!

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Experience a once-in-a-lifetime view from above and below the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge. Ascend to the top of the central tower 300 meters/984 feet above sea level for a bird's eye view of this architectural gem and a panoramic view of the spectacular Seto Inland Sea, Kobe, and Awaji Island. After descending, board a motorboat that will take you under the bridge for a close look at its underbelly and massive foundations. Curated by an expert guide, this tour can be customized to add detours to must-see spots such as the Naruto Whirlpools. At the end of the tour, groups can disembark at the harbor of their choice to keep the adventure and good times rolling.

  • Feature 01

    Ascend the main tower for a unique and thrilling experience that is off-limits to the general public.

  • Feature 02

    Relive the history and discover the secrets of the bridge as your expert guide tells stories behind the bridge’s construction.

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    Take a motorboat under the bridge and marvel at the enormous foundations of the main tower.

  • Feature 04

    Take a motorboat to locations of your choice, including Awaji and Shikoku Island.

  • Feature 05

    Pick your destination harbor: Tarumi for outlet shopping, Suma for cafes and barbeque by the beach, or Sannomiya, the bustling city center of Kobe.

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    Refreshments and catered meals can be arranged by request.

  • How to apply

    Fill in the attached application form and send it to Mr. Hayashi or Ms. Fukuda, Kobe Convention Bureau’s special incentive program managers.

  • Tour Dates

    April 1 ~ October 31, 2020

    Note: If you wish to take the tour outside of the set dates, please consult the Kobe Convention Bureau.

  • Conditions of application

    Deadline : Apply at least 14 days before the desired tour date

    Where to apply : Kobe Convention Bureau

    Number of participants per tour : 10 to 20

    Cancellation policy : Fees will apply for cancellations made 7 days prior to or within the start date of your tour.

    Note: Please note that the tour may be suspended due to poor weather conditions. This is generally decided late afternoon of the day prior to the tour, however, there may be times when the tour is canceled on the morning of the tour date.

  • Where to contact:

    Kobe Convention Bureau (MICE Promotion Division, Kobe Tourism Bureau)

    Download application form