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Seto Ohashi Bridge

  Oct 6th, 2010

I traveled to Shikoku recently, catching the Shinkansen to Okayama and then the train to Takamatsu, crossing the Seto Ohashi Bridge. This is a stunning set of bridges that links Honshu to Shikoku. There are 2 other bridge routes to Shikoku, but this is the only one that trains go across. The view from Washuzan looking over the bridge was fantastic.

Seto Ohashi

The view of multiple bridge structures of the Seto Ohashi

The view from Washuzan looking over the Seto Ohashi bridge was fantastic

The view from Washuzan looking over the Seto Ohashi bridge was fantastic

The lookout point started here and then headed further up the hill on a winding track

The lookout point started here and then headed further up the hill on a winding track

Some of the small islands in the bay looked great. I felt like I was somewhere like Hawaii

Some of the small islands in the bay looked great. I felt like I was somewhere like Hawaii

I would like to have come back at sunset to capture the sun setting, but the view was still good at this time of day, around 2pm

I would like to have come back at sunset to capture the sun setting, but the view was still good at this time of day, around 2pm

So much greenery around and the beautiful expanse of water. With Autumn Koyo season coming up, I bet the view gets better and better

So much greenery around and the beautiful expanse of water. With Autumn Koyo season coming up, I bet the view gets better and better

It is hard to know what to look at. The water, the islands, the greenery or the bridge

It is hard to know what to look at. The water, the islands, the greenery or the bridge

The view beyond the bridge stretches a long way

The view beyond the bridge stretches a long way

Lovely colors which will only get better as Autumn turns the trees a reddish brown

Lovely colors which will only get better as Autumn turns the trees a reddish brown

A ship passes by on the calm Setonaikai

A ship passes by on the calm Setonaikai

Taking a break here as I walk up to the top point

Taking a break here as I walk up to the top point

One of the pathways on the road to the top lookout point

One of the pathways on the road to the top lookout point

I like the curving roadway in the bottom left of this photo

I like the curving roadway in the bottom left of this photo

There are a few tablets around with words of wisdom

There are a few tablets around with words of wisdom

Getting a close up of the bridge

Getting a close up of the bridge

The train from Okayama to Takamatsu runs on the bottom section of this bridge, while cars go along the top

The train from Okayama to Takamatsu runs on the bottom section of this bridge, while cars go along the top

Bit of experimentation here. Maybe would work better if the tree turned red, and I pulled the focus back a bit

Bit of experimentation here. Maybe would work better if the tree turned red, and I pulled the focus back a bit

Great to see so many ships passing under the bridge. Makes for a nice persepctive

Great to see so many ships passing under the bridge. Makes for a nice persepctive

Almost at the top lookout now

Almost at the top lookout now

This is really getting relaxing now

This is really getting relaxing now

The islands beyond the bridge have a nice shape to them

The islands beyond the bridge have a nice shape to them

The view was magnificent from the top of Washuzan looking out over the Seto Ohashi Bridges. This guy had the best spot perched on the very top. Seems like he was contemplating something as he looked out.

The view was magnificent from the top of Washuzan looking out over the Seto Ohashi Bridges. This guy had the best spot perched on the very top. Seems like he was contemplating something as he looked out.

My little bit of Koyo feel on the bottom right

My little bit of Koyo feel on the bottom right

Peering through the trees at the top of the lookout

Peering through the trees at the top of the lookout

Mountains, Islands, Ocean

Mountains, Islands, Ocean

Think I will just sit here for a bit and enjoy

Think I will just sit here for a bit and enjoy

Find a friendly rock and take out a picnic

Find a friendly rock and take out a picnic

7 thoughts on “Seto Ohashi Bridge”

  1. perdomot says:

    My God that’s an amazing view! It’s photos of places like this that keep bringing me back to Japan.

    1. Shibuya246 says:

      Shikoku is a beautiful place. This photo set is just the beginning 🙂

  2. Neksus says:

    Enough to make us crave for more!

    The spot is really inspiring, full flavour. I can’t imagine how beautiful it must be to live in the area, for kids to go to some island and have fun in the hot afternoons in the water, with barbecues in the evenings… Movie like.

  3. hope says:

    the view is so beautiful !!

  4. aciara14 says:

    This has given me a major lift…there are so many fabulous places I need to see…to see them I need to work hard and remain focussed…thanks 🙂

    1. Shibuya246 says:

      Really pleased to hear you enjoyed the photos. I will put out details of my Shikoku trip by the weekend, I hope 🙂

  5. pris says:

    hi,

    would it be better to alight after crossing the seto bridge i.e utazu instead of taking the train all the way to takamatsu?

    i’m coming from okayama and wish to go to mt wushuzan. what is the best choice. will i be missing anything forgoing takamatsu?

    i’ll be visiting japan in dec, hope the scene will remain the same except for bare trees i suppose?

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