sunset behind Mt Fuji as seen from the Aqua Line Tollway in Japan

Check that Keitai!: Fuji-san from the Aqualine

sunset behind Mt Fuji as seen from the Aqua Line Tollway in Japan
You can’t tell me that this view of from the #アクアライン isn’t worth it!

A game my kids will sometimes play is “open the photos app on your phone and scroll as fast as you can until I yell “STOP!” and lets see what picture comes up…

So from time-to-time, I’ll do that here since I took a crazy amount of phone pix in The Before Times, and give the backstory.

Japan has a silly amount of cool infrastructure and one of the coolest is the Aqualine Bridge/Tunnel that sits smack in the middle of Tokyo Bay. Coming from Tokyo/Kawasaki/Yokohama, the road is a tunnel, but then just past the halfway point, it pierces the surface at a manmade island named Hotaru. There, you can exit the mainline at the service plaza and take in views like this along with partaking anything from a Starbuck’s coffee to a full-course meal.

Umihotaru Parking Area Info

東京湾横断道路 (Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway), Kisarazu, JP