Difference between revisions of "Kanmon Straits"
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Kanmon Straits (関門海峡 Kanmon-kaikyō) is the name of the sea between Kitakyushu on Kyushu and Shimonoseki on Honshu. The straits can be traversed by ferry, train (regular and Shinkansen) and road bridge and tunnel. There is also a tunnel for walkers at the narrowest point near the road bridge. The Kanmonkyō road bridge was completed in 1973. It is the 34th largest in the world at 712 metres in length.
From the point of view of tourists and travellers, it may be helpful to consider the Kanmon area as one complete region. It is a substantial area in size, with many attractions and opportunities for sightseeing on both sides of the straits.
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Not much to say here. Japan is a pretty safe and pleasant country as long as you observe ordinary courtesy and common sense. There are no known problems or dangers in the Kanmon Straits area.