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Saturday, December 12, 2015

New Mount Fuji Suspended Skywalk Set To Open

Above, a shinkansen view of Mount Fuji. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

For those of you who just can't get enough of Fuji-san, there's a new tourist attraction that is about to open on December 14.

According to the Asahi Shimbun:
MISHIMA, Shizuoka Prefecture--The nation’s longest cable-suspended pedestrian bridge is set to open to the public here on Dec. 14, offering breathtaking views of Mount Fuji, Suruga Bay and the peaks of the Izu Peninsula. 
The Hakone-seiroku Mishima Grand Suspension Bridge, nicknamed “Mishima Sky Walk,” cost 4 billion yen ($33 million) to construct. 
The private-sector project is expected to create a new tourism attraction in the Sasahara-shinden district of Mishima. At its highest point, Mishima Sky Walk hovers 70.6 meters above the ground, offering spectacular vistas of the surrounding countryside.
The article states that the skywalk is 400 meters long. Just hope you aren't afraid of heights.

 To read more, go here.

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