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Address: Bandai, Chuo-ku, Niigata 950-0088, Niigata Prefecture
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The Icon of Niigata City

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... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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914 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 stay in the city.

Thank mat_mak
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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
Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 re-engineered back when this bridge was built.

Thank Anthony H
Honolulu, Hawaii
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77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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
Tucson, Arizona
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1,734 reviews
909 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,070 helpful votes
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 attraction in the city. It does have six arches underneath, which give a bit of... More 

Thank Rumples
Shanghai, China
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119 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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 at this old bridge. Night scenery is beautiful.

Thank Wai C
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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
San Diego, California
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Niigata, Japan
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2015

It's a sign of the Niigata city, but I can't understand why... It has a history, of course. But this place will be interesting for you only if you are really interested in Niigata history and it means something for you. Not attractive at all.

Thank Dana B

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