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Spectacles Bridge (Meganebashi)

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Address: Uonomachi, Nagasaki 50-0874, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 95-826-9407
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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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A "charming sight" along a pleasant river walk :)

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Myo M
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Coquitlam, Canada

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Thank foodiept
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Osaka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I had a short trip to Nagasaki, and due to a couple of changes of the plan, I did not get to this place in the day time. When I got there, it was quite dark already. I did not expect that I could see the bridge, but I could at least give it a go. However, I really enjoyed... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

One of the better looking ones on this stretch of the canal. Walk down to the canal and you can see large Koi in the canal.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

A small bridges but icon of Nagasaki, meganebashi is an historic bridge close to the commercial streets of Nagasaki. You can walk down to the river to take pictures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The oldest foreign style bridge in Japan. The double arches of the stone bridge resemble spectacles when reflected in the water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We walked from You e Mall to the Spectacles Bridge and it was a good 20 minutes walk for which I promised my wife that she would be surprised when we arrived at this site. The bridge was special and when you take a picture, you could clearly make up a spectacle image of the bridge in your pic. This... More 

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