Tsugaru Strait facts for kids
Tsugaru Strait (津軽海峡 Tsugaru Kaikyō) is a channel between the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido in northern Japan. It connects the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean. It was named after the western part of Aomori Prefecture.
A warm current (Tsushima-kairyū) runs through the straight from south to north.
In the past, the most common way for passengers and freight to cross the strait was on ferries. This was about a four-hour journey. Now the Seikan Tunnel gives an easy but more expensive way to cross.
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