Meganebashi Bridge, translated to the Spectacles Bridge in English, is a very beautiful and renowned bridge that arches over the Nakashima River in Nagasaki. It gets its name from the resemblance the reflection of the bridge in the water has to a pair of spectacles. Meganebashi Bridge was built in 1634 by Mokusu Nyozyou. It is the first arched stone bridge in all of Japan making it a very popular tourist attraction. It was repaired after it was partially damaged in 1982 by one of the worst floods Nagasaki has ever experienced. This is why the bridge looks the way it does today. Popular photo spots near the bridge are the areas in front of the heart shaped stones that are scattered randomly on the walls of the embankment.
- Uonomachi, Nagasaki, 850-0874
The closest tram station is the Meganebashi Bridge Station. From there it is a one-minute walk to the bridge.
- The bridge is open to the public 24 hours a day. There is no fee to visit the bridge or use the facilities around it.