If you like suspension bridges, then Mishima Skywalk will definitely not let you down. It is one of the longest suspension bridges in the country and measures around 400 meters long. With its location in Shizuoka Prefecture, it provides a variety of spectacular views of Mt Fuji and the surrounding Suruga Bay.
Mishima Skywalk is also known as the Hakone Seiroku Mishima Suspension Bridge. It is the latest tourist attraction in the area with its opening on December 14, 2015, by Fujico Corporation. Its construction actually started in 2012 and racked up costs of approximately 4 billion yen right up until opening day. It’s a prime location for viewing as it stretches over 1,312 feet high. The walkway is wide enough which can allow two wheelchairs to pass by together and is estimated to attract at least 1.8 million visitors yearly.
Access is only from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m on a daily basis. However, you have to take note that tickets are only sold up until 30 minutes before the closing time, so make sure to get there early. Tickets cost 1,000 yen for adults and children but free for those under elementary age. It is said that the best time to visit is shortly before closing time as beautiful hues of the sunset are clearly visible.
For those who love the idea of including their pets into the suspension bridge experience, it’s possible! You can hire a pet cart in the area for 500 yen. If you have a baby, baby strollers are permitted on the bridge. Also, there is a newly opened “Sky Garden” that’s easily accessible too which offers several refreshments and food as well as souvenirs.
Mishima Skywalk is a great place that will give you an amazing experience to take home with you and cherish forever. So, if you’re courageous enough and love suspension bridges, start planning your trip to Shizuoka!
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