Japan’s Most Terrifying Bridge: Eshima Ohashi ★ ONLY in JAPAN #33

Japan’s Most Terrifying Bridge: Eshima Ohashi ★ ONLY in JAPAN #33


this time we go straight to the Sea of
Japan spending between SHIMANE and TOTTORI
Prefecture is the ESHIMA OHASHI Japan’s most terrifying looking bridge.
The closest major access point is YONAGO the crossroads of the Sannin area it’s a
short train ride from there to Sakae Minato and then to the bridge The Eshima Ohashi looks innocent, until you get down there Why is it terrifying? This! 6.1 percent grade slope on the SHIMANE
side 5.1 on the Tottori side. 250 meters of
concrete in the middle making it the world’s third longest
Ramen bridge, number one in Japan the angle is deceptive It looks like
it’s not finished cars falling off the top, plummeting into
the sea below cars can cross the roller coaster bridge
for free. So can bicycles and runners, too. One of the longest arching bridges in
the world now that’s a challenge The Eshima Ohashi is 1.4 kilometers
long 8.699 Miles An Hour the look of the slope has made this
bridge world-famous I rented a bicycle to scope out this
civil engineer’s dream come true So here I am right here. We’re going to
start the climb and this angle it looks like looks like a stairway to heaven or
something like that. Now on the left side of there is walkway but bicycles aren’t allowed to enter that so we have to stay on this white line so there is maybe about 20 centimeters
separating me and the car or truck here we go from the bottom looking up it’s like
staring at the top of a skyscraper Well, the only way to summit is to
peddle this bicycle how hard can it be okay I’m startin’ to fell it a little bit I just started I’m tired So, why they make this bridge you ask it needed to be high enough to allow
large ships to pass under however the waterway really isn’t that
wide I’m sure some civil engineers enjoyed
themselves making this one I don’t know, these cars on the right are little bit too close for comfort approximately 15,000 vehicles cross this bridge, every day there aren’t any statistics on
bicycles yet I can see the goal up ahead I’m almost there almost there means the real hard part is
about to start fatigue has started to set in about a hundred meters to go to the top my legs are gone! but the view is awesome try to keep it steady alright there’s an observation point normally
for walkers great views all the way to mount DAISEN five minutes to get to the top and you have quite a view I can see all the way to DAISEN And YONAGO City The buses and trucks whizzing by are just a little bit scary As soon as big truck goes by we’re gonna go to downhill wow! that’s a big truck better let this traffic go by I wonder if locals get a thrill at the top as they drive down towards TOTTORI Prefecture roller coaster bridge is its nickname Me? it’s about to get real again this is
the very top looking down the other side okay this is just like a roller coaster you get to the very top there’s a second
where everything slows down it just goes down all that hard work to get up here and here’s your reward or penalty
depends on how good your brakes are and the condition of your bicycle one
mistake One mistake and the rider can go over the
handlebars onto the road let’s not think about disasters though. View
is just too good to ignore what goes up must come down and if your stuff is on the other side
you get to do it again the slope on this side isn’t as bad Its easier to enjoy the view now going back down this thing is scary why I’m doing this again 6point…. 6.1 percent great downhill looks like I’m going straight into the
sea bicycle kept gaining speed The Posted Speed Limit Is Forty 40 Miles An Hour I have a feeling I was exceeding that I’m peddling but nothing is moving I’m going so fast! I’m alive! I’m alive back on the ground it felt like I’ve won the
Tour de France or something then I started to wonder what’s it like
to run this thing yeah let’s do this I’m halfway there, you see behind me for runners looking to pick a fight ESHIMA OHASHI presents a challenge for hardcore runners this could even be
considered paradise something that we just love It’s here I’m here this amazing bridge needs to be
conquered The view is spectacular I reached the top in about three minutes Down we go to the Tottori side The slope is still steep but curbs a bit alright let’s go back up good thing is that about this be like a
runner’s Paradise and something we just love I take that back, man It’s harder than I thought keep going! The sea, that’s the goal The Shimane side has a steeper slope,remember? it’s like a ski jump minus the skis and
snow I’m not in control of my legs. Just keep going It’s kind of scary I can’t stop myself 2.8 kilometers 4.90 MPH complete in 14 minutes and 10 secondes The a Ehima Ohashii bridge looks terrifying, steep as hell makes some cry for their mama Others, just makes you sweat Do you hear that? It calls to be conqured Do you accept the challenge? as for me mission complete almost Yonago is also famous for Kaikei onsen a hot spring that’s right on the beach but if you don’t have a lot of time
there’s a free foot bath for all to enjoy and a free towel thats Japan for you ok The water is geothermaly heated perfect after a day of physical challenges Shed those shoes and socks and let the healing begin what an end to another awesome adventure in Japan

52 Comments

  • ONLY in JAPAN

    March 20, 2017

    And now, find another level of madness in Japan with the HIGHWAY THROUGH THE BUILDING story in Osaka! https://youtu.be/5qGQOntvzXo I drive through the building in a Lotus 7! -John

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  • Lachlan Pickles

    June 8, 2019

    Would have been safer for you and every other motorist if you road on the footpath that was empty

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  • Jiri Prochazka

    June 10, 2019

    Is it just a lot of drama about nothing??

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  • Marvin Bush

    June 12, 2019

    I'd only go over that bridge in a car.

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  • Shadow747

    June 12, 2019

    2:15 Lmao

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  • Shadow747

    June 12, 2019

    8:05 Lol

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  • i Love Cops

    June 13, 2019

    Metrics numbers are actually inches but hard houneded to make them wasier to read 660 centimerters is really 26 inches. This brudge needs 10 feet wide path for pedestrains and bycycles and tricycles. It is no tADA compatible nds neweds wstop be closed.

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  • Das Huber

    June 13, 2019

    Like 👍

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  • Sachie Reid

    June 14, 2019

    Actually, bicycles should be banned on this bridge unless they can ride in the pedestrian walk. It’s too dangerous. He sure is very fit though.

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  • Hai Van Nguyen

    June 14, 2019

    Not me.

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  • Daud Selex

    June 17, 2019

    I can see the goal, almost there, too bad john that just illusion

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  • Maiku Tsukino

    June 18, 2019

    My friend watching this with me asked why you took a bike up something like that. I said "Because he wanted to.". I think that sums it up. Now I want to do it to…….

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  • Domovilu Melimilla

    June 19, 2019

    Igualito al puente de Claypole. 😉

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  • Toybanaza

    June 20, 2019

    So this is why Japanese people are so fit!

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  • hyacinthdibley2

    June 21, 2019

    ……….then you find out that NONE of your cameras was working.
    ….then you gotta do it again. :-/

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  • hyacinthdibley2

    June 21, 2019

    Why is it that way, that bike Lanes are ON THE ROAD and have VERY VERY little width. They should have their own separate lane fenced off or just be allowed with pedestrians. It's that way in the USA and it's stupid and annoying.

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  • Super Noot

    June 23, 2019

    I have just recently started watching your videos and I gotta say your very fun!!! Great content also. I would love to meet you one day

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  • Jarrod Yuki

    June 23, 2019

    its not terrifying.

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  • Eka Yasa

    June 24, 2019

    Godzilla can slip under this bridge

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  • Mac Coy

    June 25, 2019

    I've been here for 5 years ,in long years that I spent in Japan I so much impressed because of the people is very well Discipline.

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  • Iris Gross

    June 27, 2019

    40km/hour is a school zone speed, but cars where whizzing by you! Wow

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  • くんのり

    July 1, 2019

    よう漕いだな

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  • Nestor P. Fader

    July 2, 2019

    This bridge is one of the many reasons I came to Japan and this is the worst part of my trip. You are misleading your viewers on this video

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  • paul hunter

    July 3, 2019

    it wud be fun in the winter with a sledge

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  • AV Siva

    July 7, 2019

    I don't like your intro

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  • sammey1

    July 9, 2019

    PFFFT, I will handstand it. Twice. In the snow.

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  • Lonnie O

    July 12, 2019

    they should arrest him for riding his bicycle in traffic…

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  • Buonarotti10

    July 13, 2019

    The slope is not that steep–it's only 6.1% grade at its steepest. The camera angle makes it look that way due to foreshortening.

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  • Bernd Eckenfels

    July 14, 2019

    Woha that looks insanely dangerous for bikes, why would they allow that.

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  • ggurks

    July 14, 2019

    isn't that a sign telling the people to get off their bike?

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  • 今村エリザベス

    July 15, 2019

    あんなするって🚴‍♀️自己の始まり!良くない!!!btw、vehicle’s drivers were so traumatized for what you doing. You’re causing troubles ! いい大人になりなさい!😡

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  • xxwhateverxx

    July 15, 2019

    I wonder how do the trucks climb up the bridge in winter if it starts snowing?

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  • Ernesto Lagarde

    July 18, 2019

    scary

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  • Cyndi Williams

    July 24, 2019

    Awww, come on, no need to dramatize, we have those road grades in Colorado that bicyclists ride all the time.

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  • mazharhimu

    July 25, 2019

    Awesome!!! You made it!!!

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  • Oscar W.

    July 26, 2019

    skateboarder's heaven

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  • michelle Udontneedtoknow

    July 27, 2019

    The cam view from basket looks dramatically diff from the cam view at bottom! 🙄

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  • johnsamu

    August 4, 2019

    It's more like the "civil engineers nightmare come true" 😜

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  • Arpit Rathod

    August 5, 2019

    Man u haven't seen the roads in India that's really dangerous

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  • Sofia Orsic

    August 6, 2019

    so happy to see you on a bike;)

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  • Sofia Orsic

    August 6, 2019

    you did it , climb almost 😉 loke a pro, BRAVO!!

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  • Jman

    August 9, 2019

    Safer than any bridge in China!

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  • msrb21

    August 10, 2019

    Ghost car at 6:16

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  • とら?キー太

    August 20, 2019

    チャリで車道走るな車の邪魔や、こうゆうとこは歩道使えボケが😬💢

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  • Charles Velten

    August 24, 2019

    I think he was on the wrong side of the fence !

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  • Syn Thesis

    August 29, 2019

    if it's a road over a steep hill, its not terrifying cos you can crash over the deep terrains and hit trees. you wouldnt drown

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  • BangpinkObsessed

    September 1, 2019

    It wasn’t that terrifying tbh

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  • diograzie

    September 2, 2019

    Give us one 'GOOD' reason why you're seriously endangering your life further by not wearing a helmet. Where I come from, that's called stupidity, not entertainment.

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  • Roseanne James

    September 4, 2019

    Well done!

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  • Bruce Wayne

    September 5, 2019

    There's a paved sidewalk why didn't you use it?

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  • 色縹

    September 5, 2019

    いくつか歩道を走れというコメントがあるけど危険ではあるが法律上自転車は車道を走るのが正しい。ただこの橋では自転車が歩道を走ることが許されている。

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  • PC Gamer18

    September 6, 2019

    Why is there a sign in russian language??

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  • PC Gamer18

    September 6, 2019

    I'll be speeding down🚲🚲

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