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Spectacles Bridge (Meganebashi)

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Address: Uonomachi, Nagasaki 50-0874, Nagasaki Prefecture
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From afar, this beautiful old stone bridge, with its arches reflected in...

From afar, this beautiful old stone bridge, with its arches reflected in the water, resembles a pair of glasses.

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Great location

A nice bridge in a lovely location and a good spot for free WiFi. It was dressed up for Chinese new year at the time we visited .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice bridge in a lovely location and a good spot for free WiFi. It was dressed up for Chinese new year at the time we visited .

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple bridge with historical, Vintage style, there have hostel near by you can see this bridge from room window.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't necessarily go out of the way to see the Spectacles bridge but if you are in the area it is worth a glance. So named because of the reflection of the arches when the water is calm.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very popular stone bride along the Nakashima River that was built in 1634. Note that this is one of around one dozen stone bridges along this section of the river. You can also go down and walk along the river banks from this bridge.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Walking along the small rivers, there are a number of bridge crossing, this one happens to look a spectacles when the other halves are reflected from the water. I do not find it attractive nor interesting. There must be some history behind it to make it known

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

So named for its two arches instead of just one which is the case with the other stone bridges nearby, this bridge over a river is where one would stop by on a leisure walk alongside the river at a quiet (but convenient & not out of the way) area of the city. I was just "charmed" by the sight... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A lovely part of our walk along the river bank. School kids were jumping from rock to rock in the river having a lovely time, the trees were pretty, the Spectacles Bridge an interesting and "cute" sight.

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very nice, cute area with numerous bridges lined in the row over the Nakashima River. Very nice place for romantic walk, nice shops and restaurants around. You can visit this area on your way to or from the Peace part (2 tramway stops away) and then continue walking to China town or nearby mall. Tip:it is much better and more... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

It's just the pretty view of a two arch bridge and it only looks like spectacles (eyeglasses) when there are no ripples on the river to spoil the reflection, so avoid breezy days if possible. Especially lovely at sunset from the next bridge up- or down-stream. Nice if someone is crossing the stepping stones below. Colorful fish gather at the... More 

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Spectacles Bridge is the oldest Bridge in Japan. It received the nickname, Spectacle Bridge because of two arches that reflect an image in the water of a pair of spectacles. It is fun to walk below and see the Koi fish, walk across the stones, and take a photo with the stone in the form of a heart.

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