Wakato Bridge is beloved by the local residents as a symbol of Kitakyushu City. The red，illuminated bridge makes an exquisite impact，leaving visitors with a feeling of depth and weight. Popular viewing spots nearby include the Wakamatsu Bund area and the Wakato Passenger Ferry. Numerous benches are available in the Wakato Bund，and western-style shops from the Taisho period dot the area，giving it a retro feeling. The street lights keep the area sufficiently well-lit at night. With condominiums spread across the opposite shore and sodium-vapor lamps reflected on the water at night，the contrast between the sky-colored background and the green nature straight ahead lets visitors fully enjoy the remarkable Wakato Bridge.