Monday, February 22, 2010

The Kaikyo Dramaship

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The Kaikyo Dramaship (kaikyo means straits) is located in Mojiko on the Kyushu side of the narrow Kammon Straits that seperate Kyushu from Honshu.

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It houses various displays concerning the history, culture, and nature of the straits.

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It was opened in 2003 and the Environmental Design Institute and the Morikawa Design Corporation were among its group of designers.

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It's right on the waterfront with excellent views across to Shimonoseki. Entrance is 500yen for adults and it's open from 9 to 5 daily.

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Moored just in front was this strange looking tour boat named the Voyager.

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It was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1993 and supposedly the design was inspired by Saturn. Unfortunately it was taken out of service last year as it was no longer financially viable.

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