関門トンネル人道

Kanmon Kaikyo Tunnel - Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel


Useful Information

Location: Moji, Moji Ward, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 801-0855
(33.960867, 130.962627)
Open: All year daily 6-22.
[2022]
Fee: Pedestrians free, Bicycle JPY 20, Moped JPY 20.
[2022]
Classification: SubterraneaTunnel
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: Kanmon National Highway Tunnel: L=3,461 m.
Pedestrian tunnel: L=780 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
Bibliography:
Address: Kanmon Kaikyo Tunnel, Mimosusogawa-cho, Shimonoseki-shi, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 801-0855, Tel: +81-83-222-3738.
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History

09-MAR-1958 Kanmon National Highway Tunnel inaugurated.

Description

関門トンネル人道 (Kanmon Kaikyo Tunnel) is a pedestrian tunnel which connects Kyushu (Moji ward, Kitakyushu) and Honshu (Shimonoseki), to major islands of Japan under the sea. The tunnel is below the spectacular bridge of the motorway E2A. The Kanmon National Highway Tunnel is a road tunnel which connects the center of Kitakyushu on Kyushu island and Shimonoseki on Honshu island. And it connects the prefectures of Yamaguchi and Fukuoka. The distance between the two tunnel entrances is 3.4 km.

But in the section where the toll tunnel crosses the sea underground, there is a pedestrian tunnel running parallel. The entrances are at the sea shore, and a tunnel leads down and across the sea in a parallel tube, only for pedestrians. The distance between Mimosusogawa and Mekari on the opposite bank is 780 m which is a 15 minutes walk. It's also possible to bring a bicycle or moped, but then you have to pay a small fee, and you have to push it.