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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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  • Megane bashi or the glasses bridge in literal translation are an old old bridge connecting different sides of nagasaki, along the river there are some old bridge but the megane bashi are the only one ...  more »
  • A good relaxing walk watching fishes in water and pigeons flying around. Other than that its nothing special though you get good pictures. Though if you dig deep in the history of the bridge it will b...  more »
  • A pleasant place to stop and take in the views but not worth a special visit. Yes, it is an ancient bridge over a canal and has some architectural interest and the reflection of the arches on the surf...  more »
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  • A nice little spot to just sit and relax or have a cup of coffee. Came at night when it was more serene and quiet.
  • 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.
  • This place is famous among tourist, so I visited. But you shouldn't visit if you have so packed schedule. and you can enjoy more when it's sunny.
  • 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.