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Spectacles Bridge (Meganebashi)

Uonomachi, Nagasaki 50-0874, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-826-9407
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From afar, this beautiful old stone bridge, with its arches reflected in the water, resembles a pair of glasses.
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  • Average27%
  • Poor2%
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Uonomachi, Nagasaki 50-0874, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-826-9407

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great old, bridge, as are all of them along the river. There's some interesting history behind all the bridges (when they were built, who built them, when they were destroyed and what was done to avert disaster in the future), so read...More

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walked past it on my way to one of the temples. It's a two minute thing. Nice to see all the fish in the river below then carry on with your day

Thank Abi D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location is not easy to find but we persevered and were glad we did. It is not far from the local tram and offers a lovely peaceful canal setting with fish life. The bridge is part of the stone bridges on the Nakashima River.

Thank Lini999
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

I cannot see what all the fuss is about. I appreciate engineering and structural wonders but this bridge is small and does not boast anything spectacular. The image of spectacles was lost on me as I could not readily see this "illusion".

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

It is just short walking distance from the street tramcars. Just admire the bridge and the river, though nothing much but the place is pretty relaxing.

1  Thank Snoopie_kid
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

I ventured to "see" (pun intended) what was special about the Spectacles Bridge. Besides the bridge it's a lovely atmosphere to watch the carp and catch a nice breeze. I found the heart shaped stone on my relaxing walk in and around this centuries old...More

1  Thank Elyse B
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

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 shaped like an glasses when sun light flash through it.

1  Thank stefanusreno
Reviewed May 24, 2017

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 become interesting but still remain a walk-by spot.

1  Thank Raunaq S
Reviewed May 8, 2017

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 surface of the water do look like...More

1  Thank Peeceecee
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Don't be spot out it must go. We still felt relaxing by walking along there, many other form of bridge nearby, take few photos, you can walk down at the bridge leg.

1  Thank nganpopo
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