Let's enjoy the superb view on a drive! 15 bridges with spectacular views all over Japan


Did you know that there are many bridges all over Japan where you can see a lot of spectacular views? There is also a bridge where you can enjoy a spectacular view while driving. It feels great to drive while looking at the beautiful scenery ♪ In this article, we will introduce a bridge with a superb view that is recommended for driving!

[Yamaguchi Prefecture] Kakushima Ohashi

It is no exaggeration to say that the most famous bridge with a spectacular view is the Kakushima Ohashi Bridge in Yamaguchi Prefecture. I think many people have seen the spectacular scenery in commercials.

The experience of driving through the emerald green sea is a feeling of being one with nature, and many people visit this place to cross a bridge!

From the nearby Hotel Nishi-Nagato Resort, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the bridge in perfect harmony with nature, so please stay and enjoy the scenery ♪


Oaza Kanda, Tohoku-Cho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

[Okinawa Prefecture] Irabu Ohashi

Speaking of the beauty of the sea, Okinawa Prefecture cannot be excluded! There are many bridges in Okinawa where you can enjoy a scenic drive, but the most popular is the Irabu Bridge.

The length of the bridge connecting Miyakojima and Irabujima is 3,540 meters, and it is the longest bridge in Japan that you can cross for free. When you start running on the bridge, it feels like you are sucked into the blue sea and sky ♡

It is good to spend a relaxing time on the beach, enjoy snorkeling and diving, but if you visit Miyakojima, please enjoy a drive along the sea ♪
Hirara Kugai, Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture

[Okinawa Prefecture] Ikema Bridge

Ikema Ohashi with a total length of 1,425m connecting Miyako main island and Ikema island.
As the ship passes under the bridge, the central part has a raised shape.
The view from the top of the bridge is very beautiful, and the emerald blue sea spreads out.
Hirara Ikema, Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture

[Chiba] Aqua Bridge

The Tokyo Wan Aqualine that connects Kawasaki City in Kanagawa Prefecture and Kisarazu City in Chiba Prefecture. The bridge on the Chiba prefecture side is the Aqua Bridge.

Umihotaru, which is famous as a PA floating in Tokyo Bay in the middle of the bridge, is a tourist spot with abundant facilities such as restaurants. An exploration tour to get to know the back side of the Tokyo Aqua-Line is also held.

The most attractive thing about Umihotaru is the beauty of the night view. Considering the environment of Tokyo Bay, the sea is not illuminated by light, so only the aqua bridge emerges with light and it is very romantic ♡
Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture Tokyo Wan Aqualine

[Aomori Prefecture] Jogakura Ohashi

You can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Jogakura Ohashi in Aomori Prefecture. With a total length of 360 meters, it is the best arch bridge in Japan.

Located at a height of 122m from the bottom of the valley, the magnificent view when looking down from the bridge is a refreshing feeling that you can hardly taste! There is a parking lot nearby, so you can enjoy the spectacular view even if you get out of the car.

I especially recommend the season of autumn leaves. You can see the magnificent view of the mountains dyed in red and yellow even in the distance! There is also a secret hot spring "Sukayu Onsen" nearby, so be sure to visit it on a weekend excursion.
Arakawa Kansuizawa, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture

[Hyogo Prefecture] Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, which connects Honshu and Awaji Island, is easily accessible from the Kansai region. It is the longest suspension bridge in the world with a total length of 3,911 meters.

It's exhilarating to drive through a straight bridge! It is also recommended to run on a purple night or in the morning when you can see the sunrise.

There are many points to enjoy such as the Ferris wheel and the observatory in the Awaji service area across from Honshu ♪ Please enjoy driving with your family by making the service area your destination.
4 Higashimaiko-cho, Tarumi-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo

[Kanagawa] Yokohama Bay Bridge

Yokohama Minatomirai area is known as an attractive night view spot and a popular date spot. The beautiful bridge over Tokyo Bay is the Yokohama Bay Bridge.

The bridge is easily accessible from the city center and you can easily enjoy a drive, so if you visit it, we recommend the time when you can see the night view!

You can cross the bridge from Tokyo to the Minatomirai area, or enjoy a long drive across the Rainbow Bridge and Aqua Bridge with the Bay Bridge. Run through the city nights!
Daikoku Pier, Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

[Hokkaido] Hakucho Bridge

Hakucho Ohashi, located in Muroran, Hokkaido, is the largest suspension bridge in eastern Japan. It is lit up at night and is popular as a spot where you can see a beautiful night view.

Not only the Hakucho Bridge itself, but also the surrounding factory area is lit up, so you can enjoy a photogenic view while driving the bridge. It is also recommended to visit during the twilight time when the sky changes from orange to purple ♪

You can get a panoramic view of Hakucho Bridge from the nearby Sokuryozan Observatory and Shukuzu Park Observatory, so please visit there as well!

1-chome, Jinyamachi, Muroran City, Hokkaido

[Ishikawa Prefecture] Notojima Ohashi

The Notojima Ohashi Bridge in Ishikawa Prefecture is a 1,050-meter-long bridge over Nanao Bay. Because it is an inland sea, the waves are calm and you can enjoy a drive while watching the calm scenery that is not like the Sea of Japan.

Crossing the bridge, Notojima has tourist attractions such as Notojima Aquarium and Notojima Glass Art Museum in Ishikawa Prefecture, as well as Wakura Onsen nearby, which is a must-see spot for sightseeing in Noto!

You can walk across the Notojima Ohashi Bridge, which has beautiful curves, so please take a commemorative photo with the beautiful sea in the background.

Notojima Susomachi, Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture

[Okinawa Prefecture] Kouri Ohashi

Kouri Ohashi Bridge in Okinawa Prefecture is a bridge that runs straight through the beautiful blue sea. With a total length of 1,960 meters, it is one of the longest in Japan.

The bridge has a magnificent view that is so picturesque that it is used as a stage for many movies and commercials, so if you drive, you will get the best feeling of exhilaration ♡

On Kouri Island, there is Kouri Beach, which is said to be the most beautiful in Okinawa, and there is also a Fureai Square where you can buy local specialties just across the bridge. Don't forget to visit the island as well as drive!

Nakijin Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture

[Okinawa Prefecture] Nirai Kanai Bridge

Nirai Kanai Bridge in the southern part of Okinawa is a popular tourist spot as a drive course with a superb view. With a large curved bridge in a good view, you can see the beautiful sea and sky from the train window.

The Nirai Kanai Bridge, which has a charming curvaceous beauty, and the sea and sky that spread beyond it are very photogenic ♡ There is a tunnel near the top of the bridge, but since there is an observatory above it, I also visited there prize.

Also, Sefa Utaki, which is famous as the most powerful spot in Okinawa, is nearby, so this is also a must-see!

Nanjo City, Okinawa Prefecture Chinen Chinen

[Tokushima Prefecture] Onaruto Bridge

Onaruto Bridge, which connects Hyogo Prefecture / Awaji Island and Tokushima Prefecture, is one of the important routes from Honshu to Shikoku.

The Naruto Strait, which spans the Onaruto Bridge, is famous for its whirlpools. The intersection of two ocean currents here creates a large vortex above the sea.

Onaruto Bridge has a zone that you can walk across, and the bottom is covered with glass, so you can look down on the sea from a place 45 meters above the sea. If you are lucky, you can see the whirlpools from the top of the bridge!

From the roadside station "Uzushio" on the Awaji Island side, you can not only see the magnificent Onaruto Bridge, but also see the whirlpools while on land.

Fukura Hei, Minamiawaji City, Hyogo Prefecture

[Yamaguchi Prefecture] Kammonkyo

Kanmon Bridge is a huge suspension bridge that connects Yamaguchi and Fukuoka prefectures. It is recommended not only to enjoy the drive as a road that goes back and forth between Honshu and Kyushu, but also to enjoy the spectacular view from the nearby observatory.

The spectacular view point of Kanmon Bridge is the second observatory of Mekari Park. If you want to see the photogenic scenery, be sure to visit at night! The illuminated Kanmon Bridge, the cars passing over it, and the city on the other side create a romantic view.

You can also enjoy the night view of Mojiko Retro from Mekari Park No. 2 Observatory ♪

Dannoura Town, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

[Kumamoto Prefecture] Amakusa Five Bridges

The Five Bridges of Amakusa in Kumamoto Prefecture is a general term for the five bridges that connect the mainland of Kyushu and the Amakusa Islands. It is a bridge called "Pearl Line", which looks like a pearl necklace connecting the islands.

If you drive the bridge, you can enjoy the glittering sea Amakusa up close. In particular, the section from Bridge 3 to Bridge 5 is designated as a national park, so the scenery is outstanding!

The sunset seen from the Five Bridges of Amakusa is so beautiful that it is selected as one of the 100 best sunsets in Japan. Run through this bridge in the evening, stay at an inn in Amakusa at night and enjoy the hot springs ... How about a trip?

Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture

[Shimane Prefecture] Eshima Ohashi

Lastly, I would like to introduce you to a slightly unusual scenic spot. The appearance of the bridge itself is the Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Shimane Prefecture, which creates a surprising sight that cannot be seen anywhere else.

The bridge, commonly known as the "Solid Tread Slope," is a steep slope that makes you feel the slope is about 45 degrees when you look up from the front. I really want you to visit the site and experience the surprise.

Eshima Ohashi straddles Sakaiminato City in Tottori Prefecture and Matsue City in Shimane Prefecture, but there are many tourist attractions in both cities, so please consider it as a travel destination for consecutive holidays!
Wataricho, Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture