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Bandai, Chuo-ku, Niigata 950-0088, Niigata Prefecture
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

This old bridge is quite disticnt when view from the esplanade. One got to be there to experience the lovely view across the waters to the bridge with part of the city as its background. It is within 15 minutes walk from Niigata Station Bandai...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Clarke K
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Bandai bridge is a stone arched bridge spanning the Shinano River. Standing on the bridge, one could see all the way to the river mouth out into the sea of Japan. Nice bridge and nice view.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank chinkiatc2016
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This is the old bridge crossing over the Shinano river, which is the longest river in Japan. You must feel comfortable to take a walk on the bridge. The bridge has six elegant arches.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Yukiwarisou
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This bridge was wooden once upon a time has beautiful view. You can see both sea side and river side. I reccoment you to be there at sunset time.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank GulizDogan
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Nice walk across the bridge with an interesting view, but the bridge itself is nothing special. When you walk the city, you cross in anyway.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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 view

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Keizo
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 Furumachi. So almost residents and tourists across the bridge many times during their...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank mat_mak
Reviewed 19 August 2016

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).

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Anon A
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Apparently one of the city's top attractions. It's worth a look and a walk across if you're in Niigata. There's a plaque on the city-centre side with some quite interesting information, notably that the river itself used to be 3 times wider till it was...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank anthonyh806
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Best bridge to use when staying at the Hotel Okura to get across the river to the Shopping mall and restaurants. Large pedestrian walkway and viewing into the river.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank fongie808
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