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Megane Bridge, Nagasaki

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Strolling along Nakashima River you’ll encounter an array of scenic stone bridges, one of which is Megane Bridge, named for the reflection of its arches in the water, resembling a pair of eyeglasses. One of the oldest stone arch bridges in Japan, it was built in 1634 by a monk and is deemed an Important Cultural Property. On a pleasant riverside walk, stop by and admire the famous bridge, or take a postcard-like photograph of the spectacled reflection if the water is still. Put Megane Bridge and other Nagasaki attractions into our Nagasaki tourist route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • When the wind is blowing just arrived and the bridge was very much a newbie to properly reflex stop to properly reflex kicks in when the wind is really taking pictures was to good to soft. If you go when the weather is sunny in Chinatown around 10 minutes to go, even if it is also seems to be fine taking pictures
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  •  If you have time ago the Nagasaki Lantern Festival evening watch the lanterns of the day also, compare! Was not appreciating all venue decorated with Chinese lanterns of 15000 pieces of colored lights, 10-staff!
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  • Visit us on a three-day tour. Megane bridge Nagasaki is famous, but especially if I this is the bridge. Unfortunately not inspiring. Did not know that was damaged by heavy rain just 0/1982 sorry.
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  • It is said to be built in 1634 and the oldest stone arch bridge in Japan! But of course, this bridge was rebuilt and repaired many times. I enjoyed walking down the river. There were lots of Koi Fish there. A good place to photograph.
  • Great place to see some old bridge architecture. It can be busy here at times, so arrive early or later in the evening. Be respectful of others who are there as well. Even if you cannot speak Japanese, if you wait your turn to take pictures from the rocks down in the river, you will get a chance.
  • Nice place for pictures, and a nice stroll by the river. You can walk along the river as well as across it. But the bridge is all you can see, cannot spend much time here.
  • Beautiful landmark makes great photos if there's no breeze. Some sweet little cafes nearby. But that's all. No historical significance or engineering marvel.
  • This is an interesting place because you can actually go down the river side and hop across the river.