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Bandai Bridge

Bandai, Chuo-ku, Niigata 950-0088, Niigata Prefecture
+81 25-228-1000
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very beautiful bridge

The bridge is near Bandai city so you can ride a bus(US$1.90) or walk 15 minutes from Niigata JR... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Kawasaki, Japan
The Icon of Niigata City

Almost guide book, travel media and city information brochures are using photographs of this bridge... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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  • Average30%
  • Poor2%
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Bandai, Chuo-ku, Niigata 950-0088, Niigata Prefecture
+81 25-228-1000
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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

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

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).

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

Thank Anthony H
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.

Thank Glenn F
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I look down on this 4-lane bridge from my hotel in Niigata and it appears to be a basic river crossing. When I went for a closer inspection, I saw no special ornamentation or anything that would make this approximately 1,007-foot-long, 72-foot-wide span a must-see...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 days in Niigata as we were interested to visit a Japanese small and not too touristic city. If you want to go to old city from train station, you need to go thought Bandai bridge. You can stop and have a look...More

Thank Wai C
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Great example of early twentieth century concrete bridge building. Third bridge built in this site and concrete was an interesting choice of construction material given the large role earthquakes have played in defining the rivers course.

Thank PaulandJanelle
Reviewed 8 November 2015

What a beautiful bridge over the river...and so lovely to see it from a boat going up the river...it was lovely autumn day, crisp and clear...

1  Thank Marlene Z
Reviewed 12 July 2015

A bridge, so what? The largest river in Japan, so what? I did not get the historical background, maybe I miss something?

Thank CaptNuss
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