Off the beaten track from Osaka: Awaji Island
Awaji Island (淡路島, Awaji-shima) is an island in Hyōgo Prefecture, and is just two hours from Osaka (it is also easily accessible from Kobe and Kyoto). Awaji Island is the largest island in Japan's Inland Sea after Shikoku to which it is now joined after the building of the Naruto Ohashi and the Akashi Kaikyo Ohashi.
The Akashi Straits Suspension Bridge (明石海峡大橋, Akashi Kaikyo Ohashi) which connects Hyogo Prefecture to Awaji Island was opened in 1998. It has the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world, at 1,991m (6,532 ft). Photo by @rumfujikyu