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Umi-hotaru

Umi-hotaruUmi-hotaru is a nickname of a rest area on the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line, an expressway.
It means "sea firefly".

Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line is the expressway connecting between Kawasaki city in Kanagawa Prefecture and Kisarazu city in Chiba Prefecture, and it is built across Tokyo Bay.
The length is 14.0 km. The the west side (Kawasaki side) is 9.6 km undersea tunnel, and the east side (Kisarazu side) is 4.4 km bridge.
And there is "Umi-hotaru" rest area at the bridge-tunnel crossover point.

It is one of the rest areas, and has restaurants, shops and amusement facilities.
But the location is on an artificial island in Tokyo bay, then it has good views.

How to get to here

By route bus

Many route bus from Tokyo, Haneda airport, Kawasaki and Yokohama to some cities in south part of Chiba Prefecture run this expressway and stop here.




Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line
Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line and Umi-hotaru toward evening
Umi-hotaru
Bridge-tunnel crossover point on Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line
Indside of Umi-hotaru as a rest area
Observatory on Umi-hotaru
Umimegane, Museum about technology for Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line Giant blade of tunnel boring machine
Evening Umi-hotaru Evening scenery

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