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Megane-bashi (Spectacles bridge), Nagasaki

Megane-bashi (Spectacles bridge) - Nagasaki, Japan
Megane-bashi (Spectacles bridge)
Uono-machi and Suwa-machi, Nagasaki, Japan 850-0874Map
+81 95 823 3631
Neighborhood: Uono-machi

There are a number of small bridges arching over the Nakajima River, all of which used to act as separate entrances to temples along the parallel Temple Row. This one is the only famous one to speak of. When the water is at the right height, the reflection of the double arches on the water gives the appearance of spectacles. The original bridge was built in 1634, but this one is a replica (and a good one at that). All the bridges on Nakajima River were destroyed in typhoon floods in 1982.

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Megane-bashi (Spectacles bridge) General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Other
  • Nearest Train: Bustling Bridge Station (Nagasaki)
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