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Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Bridge

The 798-meter long Rainbow Bridge, connecting Shibaura with the seaside sub-center across Tokyo Bay, was opened in August 1993 and is Eastern Japanfs longest suspension bridge. As the bridge is more than 50 meters above the waterfs surface, it is connected to the ground with a looped road. The beautiful curve describes an almost perfect 270-meter diameter circle. This is the first time that a loop has been used over the water. The suspended portion of the bridge has a duplex structure: the upper level carries the Metropolitan (Shuto) Expressway, while the Seaside Road and the New Transit Yurikamome. The lower level also carries a 1.7-kilometer-long promenade and pedestrians can enjoy a scenic view of Tokyo Bay. Rainbow Promenade is open 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from April through October and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from November through March (free of charge). The promenade is closed in case of rough weather.

Address Kaigan 3--chome to Daiba; Minato-ku
Phone (03) 5463-0224(Tokyo Port Management Office)
Days closed Rainbow Promenade: 3rd Monday of the month (if Monday is a holiday, open Monday and closed Tuesday), 12/29-31
Sakura Matsuri (end of March), Christmas Illumination (Dec.) Hatsu Hi-no-de (First Sunrise) (1/1)
Keywords Spots in Daiba,Bridges in Shibaura / Konan district

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