These Walking Dreams: Day 42 (May 24, 2017)

Esaki Lighthouse, Awaji Island, Hyōgo → ⛴ Akashi Strait🌃 Nagata Ward, Kōbe, Hyōgo

Map of the Akashi Strait area in Hyōgo Prefecture with author’s route between the Esaki Lighthouse and Kōbe highlighted. 🗺 Open map1 in GaiaGPS (A,B,C) ⇝


Seven dwarves in Santa hats, four of them riding motorcycles, on a shelf.

A manhole cover shows the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge and some flowers.

The world‘s longest suspension bridge, the Akashi Kaikyō, on an overcast morning, with a bird of prey flying overhead.

The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge as seen from a sandy beach. 📍 Iwaya, Awaji Island, Hyōgo


Two boys play baseball on a beach with the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge in the background.


A silver Maxda RX–7 sports car parked in front of gray industrial buildings.

People fish on a pier overlooking the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge.

A stream flows into the sea in front of the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge. 📍 Tarumi Ward, Kōbe, Hyōgo

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These Walking Dreams is a visual field diary of a 4,300-kilometer walk from one end of Japan to the other, in the spring and summer of 2017.


  1. This was the fourth of seven days when I didn’t walk every step of the way. Similarly to the Great Naruto Bridge, pedestrian traffic isn’t allowed on the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, but there is a ferry service which runs underneath, so I took that.↩︎