"OCTOPUS" Akashi by heywinks

Akashi Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 26 photos

Akashi Castle Park

The moat around Akashi Castle Park. The park is a beautiful sanctuary amidst a bustling train station area. The best time to come here is in the spring when the sakura, cherry blossoms, bloom, or in the fall when the leaves start to change color.


"Tako" is octopus in Japanese. Akashi is famous for it. You can come here & visit the famous fish/seafood market, a whole shopping arcade street filled with vendors who sell all different kinds of seafood, but especially tako.


Located between Kobe & Himeji, Akashi is also the gateway to Awaji Island. Akashi is a port city & you can see alot of people walking & fishing around the port area.
Akashi is famous for the Akashi Pearl Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Japan, measuring 3911meters in length. This bridge is one of the strongest in the world, built to withstand earthquakes & typhoons that may plague the area.

  • Last visit to Akashi: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Aug 27, 2003 at 7:52 PM

    Hey! Watch it! If you're teaching English there, "alot" is the verb to disburse! Gotta watch you like a HAWK! -- Baku

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    Jul 11, 2003 at 4:25 PM

    Mmm, octopus. Others may go, "Eek!", but I think I know someone who may go, "Yum" :)

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    Feb 28, 2003 at 6:37 PM

    Love seafood! Good to see you're out of the New England cold spell, Sonia. :-)


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