What to See & Do


Eshima Bridge

Famous Overnight for Its Steep Slope

This is Japan’s number one pre-stressed concrete rigid frame bridge. This bridge crosses over Nakaumi to connect Yatsuka Town in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture to Watari Town in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture. The bridge has a total length of 1,446.2 m. The top reaches a height of approximately 45 m so that 5,000 ton class ships can pass underneath. This is the largest concrete girder bridge in Japan. The gradient on the side of Matsue City looks steep when seen from the side of the bridge. You can see the distant Mt. Daisen and Okinoshima in Nakaumi Lagoon from the center. This bridge has become a hot topic of conversation for its seemingly steep slope because it has been used in television commercials.

Basic Information
Address Eshima, Yatsuka-cho, Matsue-Shi, Shimane to Watari-cho, Sakaiminato-shi, Tottori
Telephone Number 0852-27-5843 (Matsue Tourism Association)
Website http://www.kankou-shimane.com/ja/spot/detail/7197
Directions Approx. 10 minutes by car from JR Sakaiminato Station
Approx. 10 minutes by car from Yonago Kitaro Airport
Approx. 45 minutes by car from Yonago IC on Yonago Expressway