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Tour by the Sea! Stars! Worlds Largest Suspension Bridge!
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Enjoy cycling whilst being blown by the sea breeze!

Welcome to the seaside town, Akashi! Experience a romantic cycle along the longest bridge in the world, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.
First, we will rent a bicycle and head for the Bridge. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and spot some trendy cafes. If you admire the sea long enough you will feel the romanticism Akashi has to offer.
At the foot of the bridge, take a visit to the memorial hall of Magofumi, the founding father of China. Admire the same scenery he saw as he was pursued by his country and burnt during the revolution in Japan.
Finally, visit the Akashi Municipal Astronomical Science Museum, and enjoy the planetarium.
Want to experience the rich nature and scenery? Your tour starts here!

Highlights

・Enjoy cycling along the seasinde
・Climb the longest suspensed bridge in the world
・Follow the revolutionary steps of Magofumi
・Admire the stars from the planetarium

Attractions

・JR Akashi Station Rental Cycle "Eki Rin Kun": Let's take trip along the sea after renting a bicycle. There are many nice spots, including trendy cafes and a park. We'll stop by any other spots that take your interest. Kobe City Bicycle Parking, Maiko station front bike parking lot: A parking lot managed by Kobe City. Leave your bicycle here and head to Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.
・Maiko Kaijyo Promenade: Welcome to the world's longest suspension bridge, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. At this spot you can enter the bridge! Care to look straight down? Your feet will be swiped off the ground as you look at the ocean below.
・Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Ijokaku): A western style building located at an angle from the bridge. It was built over 100 years ago as a villa for Chinese businessmen who lived in Kobe. The view of the sea from the building has a different taste to that from the top of the bridge.
・Akashi Municipal Astronomical Museum: Do you want to see the stars? Emotions are filled by looking at the sea, talking about dreams and ideals, but admiring the stars is the best after all, isn't it? Feel a little romantic as you watch the planetarium from the unique museum where the meriden of Japan's standard time passes.
・Uonotana Shopping Street: Akashi is also famous as one of the most famous fishing areas in Japan. See a line of big fishing flags in the shopping streets, a rare but spectacular view. Don't forget to try the Akashi soul food, Akashi-yaki. Enjoy the taste of octopus and soft egg blended together, a mix that will keep you wanting more.

Notes

・Take the rapid Tokaido-Sanyo line for HImeji from JR Sannomiya Station to JR Akashi Station meeting point, 390 yen (approx. 15 mins). It is 920 yen (approx. 40 mins) on the rapid Tokaido-Sanyo line for Himeji from JR Osaka Station.
・Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be walking a lot
・If it is rainy day, some routes will be changed
・Tour finishing spot is different to meeting spot. Please contact your tour guide if you would like to change the finishing spot
・Lunch (dinner) is not included, but meals can be purchased at rest spots
・Magofumi Memorial Hall, Akashi Municipal Astronomical Museum, are closed on Mondays. Please note other locations maybe changed when temporarily closed.
*Please bring your passport as photo ID is required to rent a bicycle.

Expenses Not Included

"The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 2,000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

JR Akashi Station Midori no Madoguchi (Ticket Counter)

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