|1 Pair of men leather shoes||$91.82|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$36.93|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$8.24|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$594.89|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$1.04|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$6.38|
A product of Japanese ingenuity in engineering is the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, also known as the Pearl Bridge. Even as the name may suggest, the Pearl Bridge is not located in Akashi City. In fact, the bridge connects Honshu from Kobe City to Awaji Island at Iwaya City. However, it crosses the Akashi Strait – which is Akashi Kaikyo in Japanese. There are a number of sights that Akashi City in Hyogo Prefecture that’s worth your time buying cheap flights to Akashi online.
There are no direct flights to Akashi, but you can land on either the nearby Kobe International Airport, or Osaka International Airport. From these airports you can take the bus or airport limousine going to Japan Rail that connects to JR Akashi station. Strike a deal on cheap flights to Akashi online to save on traveling expenses. You can also look up tours that have pre-arranged itineraries for tourists. Hyogo’s tourism information website can give you more details on these tours.
A pride of Akashi City is its Himeji Castle, one of the first two Japanese castles (the other in Nara City) to be hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This castle was once the base of Lord Himeji and his samurai troops that once controlled the surrounding area. Besides Himeji, there is also the Akashi Castle. Another landmark in Akashi is the Akashi Planetarium. There may not be enough satisfactory English speakers, but it is nothing if you are a fan of science and astronomy. The Ako Seaside Park in Ako (accessible by train to JR Ako station) is also a science museum that doubles as a Salt Museum where children can also make sea salt with guidance. Before you go, you must try the specialty seafood of Akashi City: sea bream and octopus in the long seafood shopping arcade of Uonotana Shotengai.
Luckily for budget travelers, there are more budget hotels in Akashi than other tourist cities. You can try the Nishi-Akashi Hotel whose rate starts at $37. The Akashi Castle Hotel and Sakaeya Ryokan both start with a rate of $40. You can find these hotels at convenient places near train stations or convenience stores.