The Maiko Marine Promenade, a circuit-style promenade on the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, was constructed on the Kobe side of the bridge as an additional facility and was opened on April 5th, 1998. Situated approximately 47 meters above the sea and 150 meters above the ground, it has a total length of approximately 317 meters looking over the Akashi Strait.
Information materials and a DVD system that explain the bridge are available on the first floor of the promenade. You can have a relaxing break looking at the bridge at the observation lounge on the 8th floor, where there is an observation camera system which makes you feel like you’re on top of the bridge’s 300-meter-high main tower. If want an additional thrill, try the “log-bridge 47 meters above the sea.”
The only observation café restaurant at the world’s longest suspension bridge
Locally produced products for local consumption! At Tom’s Café, we have a variety of dishes using ingredients from Akashi, and original desserts.
We hope you have a nice relaxing time, viewing the beautiful Akashi Strait.
About the facility
|All year||9:00 a.m. -to 6:00 p.m. [Last admission: 5:30 p.m.]|
|Golden Week/ summer holidays||9:00 a.m. -to 7:00 p.m. [Last admission: 6:30 p.m.]|
|Days closed||April -to September: none/ October -to March: the second Monday of the month (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday)/December 29th -to December 31st|
|Classifications||Individual||Group (20 people or more)|
|Adults||Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays||300yen||200yen|
|Senior citizens (aged 70 or over)||Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays||150yen||120yen|
|High school/ junior high school students and younger children||Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Weekdays||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Joint ticket for all three facilities||Adults||680yen|
- Admission is free for a visitor who presents his/her physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, or mental disability certificate and also for his/her attendant.
- Senior citizens aged 70 or over need to present proof of age.
- Three facilities (Maiko Marine Promenade, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Exhibition Center)
Parking lot for standard-sized cars (P1, P2) (212 spaces)
|200 yen per hour|
Parking lot for large-sized cars (P3) (10 spaces)
|1,600 yen for the first 2 hours|
|800 yen for each additional hour|
Gooigle Street View How the inside looks
Maiko Marine Promenade
The Maiko Marine Promenade is a 317 meter-long promenade constructed in the bridge girder, located approximately 47 meters above sea level. On a sunny day, you can get a full view of Awaji Island, as well as Osaka Bay and the Seto Inland Sea. There is an observation lounge in the center. A restaurant is also available.
Former Residence of the Kinoshita Family
The Former Residence of the Kinoshita Family is a modern Japanese residence built in 1941 in the sukiyazukuri architectural style. It is particularly valuable because it has kept its appearance since its founding, as other Japanese residences in Osaka and Kobe have been gradually disappearing since the Hanshin/Awaji Great Earthquake. It is registered as a national tangible cultural property.
Former Residence of Sanji Muto(Former"Kanebo Maiko Club")
The Former Residence of Sanji Muto(Former"Kanebo Maiko Club"), also known as The Old Kanebo Maiko Club, was built at Maiko Beach in 1907 by Muto Sanji (1867-1934), who is said to be the restorer of Kanebo, and was a member of the House of Representatives.
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Ijokaku)
The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is a rare building in that it was constructed with an old technique called wooden-frame concrete block construction. It is registered as a national important cultural property in 2001.
The monument “Dream Lens,” created by a sculptor Keizo Ushio, was installed to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the foundation of the Akashi-Kaikyo Ohashi Bridge, and also to praise the achievement of the 12th mayor of Kobe City, Chujiro Haraguchi. Mr. Haraguchi is the “father” of the bridge, whose construction took half a century.
Maiko Park Pine Forest
Maiko Beach has been featured in poetry since the days of an ancient anthology of Japanese poems called the Manyoshu, and its sandy seashore dotted with pine trees has been a familiar sight to many people through the ages. Since opening on July 25th, 1900, this pine forest of scenic beauty has been frequented by many visitors.