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2019 Winter Snow Festival

2019 Winter Snow Festival

February 4 - 16, 2019 (13 days and 11 nights) Tours are operated by Aloha World, a tour division of…

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2019 Hokkaido Ice & Snow Winter Festivals

2019 Hokkaido Ice & Snow Winter Festivals

February 6 - 15, 2019 (10 days and 8 nights) Tours are operated by Aloha World, a tour division of…

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Three Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Three Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Spring brings forth the crisp air, emerging greenery and Cherry Blossoms in Japan. Cherry Blossoms, “Sakura” is the national flower of…

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2019 Spring Okinawa & Circle Shikoku

2019 Spring Okinawa & Circle Shikoku

March 18 - 29, 2019 (12 days and 10 nights) ** Guaranteed Departure ** Tours are operated by Aloha World,…

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2019 Spring Circle Kyushu

2019 Spring Circle Kyushu

March 21 - April 1, 2019 (12 days and 10 nights) Tours are operated by Aloha World, a tour division…

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The Three Famous Castles of Japan

The Three Famous Castles of Japan

Even a country like Japan which is rich in tradition and history will have a list that allows national treasures…

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2019 Spring Nihon Kai

2019 Spring Nihon Kai

April 4 - 17, 2019 (14 days and 12 nights) Tours are operated by Aloha World, a tour division of…

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2019 Country Trails of Honshu

2019 Country Trails of Honshu

April 2 - 14, 2019 (13 days and 11 nights) ** SOLD OUT/WAIT LIST ** Tours are operated by Aloha…

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2019 Tohoku Ohanami

2019 Tohoku Ohanami

April 15 - 26, 2019 (12 days and 10 nights) Tours are operated by Aloha World, a tour division of…

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We sometimes forget that Japan is a nation of islands. In Japan, they have taken bridge building to another level, connecting islands and this island nation providing an infrastructure second to none. Many of Japan’s most well known bridges connect Shikoku Island to Honshu Island.
 
Ohnaruto Bridge is part of the Kobe-Awaji –Naurto expressway. Complete in 1985, it has a central span length of 1629 meters and connects the islands of Awaji and Shikoku. At one point in time, it was touted as the longest suspension bridge in the world, only to be replaced by the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in1997. The bridge passes over the Naruto channel known for its tidal whirlpools created by the rushing tides of the Pacific Ocean into the inland sea.
 Seto-Ohashi Bridge
The Seto-Ohashi Bridge is really a series of bridges that connect Okayama and Kagawa prefectures. With a length of just over 13.1 kilometers, it is the longest two-tiered bridge system in the world. On the upper deck, you will find two lanes each way for cars.  The bottom deck is for the Seto-Ohashi line with a rail track in each direction. The bridge was designed to also accommodate a shinkansen (bullet train) line in each direction.
 
Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge lays claim as the longest suspension bridge in the world with a central span length of 1991 meters. Completed in 1997, it connects the island of Awaji to Kobe, thus completing the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto expressway. The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is an architectural and engineering feat.   With six lanes of expressway, it provides a much need connection between the islands.

Although bridges are found throughout the world, you can surely see the advances Japan has made in connecting lands and people.

 

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Even a country like Japan which is rich in tradition and history will have a list that allows national treasures to rise to the top. Japan is well known throughout the world for its castles. Amongst both Japanese and foreigners, the “Three Famous Castles” of Japan are places that you must visit while in Japan. The “Three Famous Castles” of Japan are the Himeji Castle in Hyogo...
Read More Posted: 06/20/2013, 03:58
The northern island of Hokkaido is sometimes viewed as a country in itself. Although, there is no disputing that it is part of Japan, Hokkaido is also so much different when it comes to its people and even its food.   You can find many food items as you normally would find in the main island of Honshu but Hokkaido has developed several “regional” delicacies which you must make part of...
Read More Posted: 06/20/2013, 03:31