Adventure & Experience

Bridge fan guide

Bridge fan guide

Bridge fan guide

There are three main bridge routes between Honshu and Shikoku.

Each has its own charm.

For example, there are Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, which was the longest suspension bridge in the world until recently, Seto-Ohashi Bridge, which is the world’s largest bridges for highway and railway, and Shimanami Kaido expressway, which is also famous for cycling.

Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Co., Ltd., which manages these three routes and is one of the participating companies of Setouchi DMO, has opened a site that summarizes how to enjoy those bridges.

They will feature special experiences and highlights to enjoy the three routes.

Please see here for the detail.

Recommended Ways to Enjoy the Bridge – HSBE (

Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge


Seto-Ohashi Bridge


Shimanami Kaido




Hyogo Prefecture is roughly in the center of the Japanese archipelago. It has the Port of Kobe, which plays an important role as the gateway of Japan. It also is home to plentiful tourist attractions such as Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and several hot spring areas. Kobe beef, one of the three major brands of wagyu beef, is a delicacy.