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Bandai Bridge, Niigata

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After having undergone three incarnations since the Meiji period, today's version of Bandai Bridge dates from 1929 and stands as a symbol of Niigata both for its Showa architecture and historical importance. As the first bridge across the Shinano River, it brought about greater commerce between communities on the opposite banks. After the destruction of the first two wooden versions, the third features a reinforced concrete design. (A nearby shopping district displays materials from the first two in an underground passage.) Embark on a boat tour along the river, or simply find a nice place on the banks to sit down on the grace under Japanese cherry blossoms and enjoy the view. With our custom trip planner, Niigata attractions like Bandai Bridge can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The bridge is near Bandai city so you can ride a bus(US$1.90) or walk 15 minutes from Niigata JR station to reach there.It has very elegant shape and you can walk along the Shinano river to enjoy the ...  more »
  • Almost guide book, travel media and city information brochures are using photographs of this bridge as the icon of Niigata city. The bridge connects large two towns in Niigata city, Bandai to Furumach...  more »
  • I'm not sure what is so exciting about this bridge. There are far better examples of concrete construction in many other cities. However, it does give easy access to Furu-machi (Old Town).  more »
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  • Summer night atmosphere here is amazing! Stall of food, drink and great background music.
  • Well, it s a beautiful bridge with some small god bar close to it.
  • Symbol of Niigata Bandai bridge. Near the mouth of a large river, weather permitting on the bridge is quite exhilarating. Maybe I feel a little bit afraid of not up to parapet is about waist high, windy days.
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  • Bandai bridge symbol of Niigata 0/2004 designated important cultural assets in the country, the third. First and second generation 2 is a wooden bridge, as dishwasher 5 channel current was as part of the bridge. Imagine that I was standing there at the time how River has a long bridge, can be realized. It was about three times the current length.
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  • And from the pedestrian standing on the bridge of the river than to look at the quite "nice!" and be healed. It would be 10 minutes worth appreciating cultural heritage.
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