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Nicknamed ”Meganebashi (spectacles bridge)”, it is the largest brickwork arch bridge in Japan, at 91 meters in length and 31 meters in height. The bridge was used for a railway line until it was replaced by the Nagano Shinkansen (bullet train) in 1997. The former railway line is now a promenade called ”Aputo-no-Michi (Abt Trail)” which makes this bridge the only National Important Cultural Property which you can walk on.

  • Address

    Sakamoto, Matsuidamachi, Annaka, Gunma

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  • Opening Hours


  • Closed


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  • Best Season


  • Point

    Autumn leaves during early to mid November is a must-see. By walking past a number of tunnels you can have a wide variety of different views.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    15 minutes taxi ride from Yokogawa Station of Shinetsu Main Line.

    Get on JR Bus Kanto bus bound for Karuizawa Station via Usui-kyudo Meganebashi and get off at Meganebashi Bus Stop and walk about 15 minutes.

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