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. Add Megane Bridge to your Nagasaki travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Nagasaki trip builder app .
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  • Such a beautiful walk to visit this bridge loads of flowers japan is a friendly beautiful city its definantly worth visiting as many times as possible i cannot wait to go back and explore so many thin...  more »
  • It's 10 min walking distance from the tram std. Many restaurants including a MOS burger along the street There was a playground with many local kids playing. A must visit place for photo taking sessio...  more »
  • I don't know why Japan has a telescope in the eye, may be culture, but long Qi's eye mirror Bridge has a small river, near 2 nearby has the big stone wall, when has a piece is the heart shape I, everybody may come here to see the big She fish outside, but also may look for the heart shape stone shadow phase!
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  • Just a simple bridge, but I loved the feel of it. It's called Megane (Spectacles) Bridge because the reflection on the water makes it look like a pair of eyeglasses. Make sure to go down the creek and take a selfie in the middle!
  • 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.

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