Outside the city

  • Sightseeing

Kurushima Straits Bridge

  • Kurushima Straits Bridge


    This is the first bridge on the Shikoku side of the Shimanami Kaidō linking Honshū and Shikoku. It bridges the Kurushima Straits between Imabari and Ōshima. It’s the world’s first three-span suspension bridge, with a total length of 4,105 m. It took about 11 years to build, and was completed in 1999. It’s the biggest bridge on the Shimanami Kaidō, combining a graceful appearance that harmonizes with the natural scenery, and the impact of a huge structure. You can enjoy the view of one of the three rapid currents of the Seto Inland Sea from the bridge, and the beautiful night view.

    Basic information

    How to Get There
    About 15 minutes by car from the Imabari IC
    Open time
    8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    Highway toll
    • Travel by car recommended
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
    For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.

    Detailed information

    0898-22-0909 (Public Interest Incorporated Association : Imabari Local Tourism Association)
    Web Site
    This information is correct as of 12/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.