Get ready to zip 1740 meters across Japan's islands

TOKYO, Jul 27 (News On Japan) - An ambitious plan to build a 1740-meter zipline [flying fox] over the Kanmon Straits between Honshu and Kyushu islands took a step closer to reality this week with the mayors of two cities establishing a project team.

On Tuesday, the mayors of Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture and Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, launched a project team for the Kanmon Strait Mega Zip Line which, if completed, would slide about 130 meters above the sea at a maximum speed of 110 kilometers per hour for 90 seconds.

Jul 27 (日テレNEWS) - ワイヤロープを滑り降りるアクティビティー「ジップライン」。今、本州と九州の間を横断する「関門海峡メガジップライン」の計画が進められています。その距離は1740メートル!  ...continue reading