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Travel to Japan has never been better.

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2017 Hokkaido no Haru

2017 Hokkaido no Haru

May 16 -  25, 2017 (10 days and 8 nights) ** Guaranteed Departure ** Tours are operated by Aloha World,…

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2017 Road to Boso Peninsula

2017 Road to Boso Peninsula

May 19 -  30, 2017 (12 days and 10 nights) ** Guaranteed Departure ** Tours are operated by Aloha World,…

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Celebrating 125 years serving Hawaii -  Special Offer

Celebrating 125 years serving Hawaii - Special Offer

Celebrating 125 years!  It all started in 1892 when the Kobayashi Hotel opened its doors in downtown Honolulu in Chinatown.…

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2017 Deep in Hokkaido

2017 Deep in Hokkaido

July 2 -  13, 2017 (12 days and 10 nights) ** Guaranteed Departure ** Tours are operated by Aloha World,…

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2017 Journey Through Izu & Kii Peninsula

2017 Journey Through Izu & Kii Peninsula

October 24 -  November 5, 2017 (13 days and 11 nights) Featuring Koya-san ** Guaranteed Departure ** Tours are operated…

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Bridges of Japan

Bridges of Japan

We sometimes forget that Japan is a nation of islands. In Japan, they have taken bridge building to another level, connecting…

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2017 Autumn Tokaido Odyssey #2

2017 Autumn Tokaido Odyssey #2

October 30 -  November 11, 2017 (13 days and 11 nights) Tours are operated by Aloha World, a tour division…

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2017 Autumn Nihon Kai

2017 Autumn Nihon Kai

Featuring Sado Island and Kurobe Dam November 6 - 19,  2017 (14 days and 12 nights) ** Guaranteed Departure **…

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2017 Autumn Okinawa & Kyushu Tour

2017 Autumn Okinawa & Kyushu Tour

November 8 - 20, 2017 (13 days and 11 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...
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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