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Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, Niigata

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Get the lay of the land with views across the city and mountains beyond at Befco Bakauke Observatory Room. Climb to the top of the tower and enjoy panoramic vistas, with options for food and refreshments as you take in the vista. At the highest point in the area, the only hindrance to your view might be the weather; try to visit on a clear day if possible. To visit Befco Bakauke Observatory Room and other attractions in Niigata, use our Niigata vacation planner.
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  • You can go up to the 31st floor of Hotel Nikko Niigata building next to Toki Messe. You can enjoy great view of Niigata free of charge so you should not miss this place while in Niigata. Available fro...  more »
  • The observation deck is located at about 125 m high. I saw panoramic scenery such as Niigata City, Nihonkai, Sado Island, Gozu Mountain.  more »
  • In theory you should get a fine view of Niigata from the Observatory on the 31st Floor. However, when we visited it was set up for a private dinner so access was very limited. Assuming you have unfett...  more »