The Terrifying Roller Coaster Bridge “Eshima Ohashi”
Eshima Ohashi is the bridge connecting Tottori prefecture and Shimane prefecture in Japan. The total length is 1.5km (approximately 5,000 feet) and its gradient is surprisingly 6.1% (about 3.5 degrees). It looks like a roller coaster from the foot of the bridge, so it was named “Roller Coaster Bridge” in English.
Eshima Ohashi Bridge has appeared on the commercials of DAIHATSU (Japanese car manufacturer) on TV to prove the driving performance on slopes of a light vehicle called TANTO. After the TV commercial released, the bridge suddenly became famous and attracted lots of tourists.
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Also the nearest convenience store from the bridge said that the number of customers increased threefold compared with the month before the TV commercial released.
Enjoy Walking On Eshima Ohashi Bridge!
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There are sidewalks throughout Eshima Ohashi bridge. There’s no time to enjoy the sceneries from the window while driving, but you can enjoy the beautiful sceneries if you walk. If it’s sunny, the islands in the distance can be seen.
Don’t Miss The Night View of Eshima Ohashi Bridge!
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The night view of Eshima Ohashi bridge is really beautiful and gradually becoming a dating spot for couples. The bridge is located the area that stars can be seen clearly, so the combination of night lights and stellar light is stunning. There is also appeal in reflection of the night light on the surface of the river. This is known as a famous photo spot among photographers.
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Eshima Ohashi Bridge
Address: Wataricho, Sakaiminato-shi, Tottori prefecture
Access: 5 minutes drive from JR Sakaki Minato Station
Website: Eshima Ohashi Bridge (Japanese)