Wakato Bridge was a forerunner to Japan's other long suspension bridges, coming before the Seto, Rainbow, Akashi Kaikyo, and Kanmon bridges. The large-scale bridge is 627 meters long and is admired as a symbol of the two wards it connects, Wakamatsu and Tobata. Its bright crimson color makes such a strong impression that, when it was built in 1962, it was called the dream suspension bridge, the longest in the Orient. At the foot of the bridge on the Wakamatsu side, you can find plenty of retro buildings, such as the Former Furukawa Mining Wakamatsu Building and the Ueno Building.
|(Tobata side) 1 Kawashiro, Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu City (Wakamatsu side) 3 Honmachi, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu City