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Befco Bakauke Observatory Room

5-1 Bandaijima Chuoku | 31F Bandaijima Building, Niigata 950-0078, Niigata Prefecture
+81 25-240-1511
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A free way to see the city!

Usually observation areas charge you to enter, so it was nice to find this one that was free of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Krystal B
The glass panels not good for photos

Nice panoramic view of Niigata City at this observatory. Best of all, entrance is free. The only... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chin Kiat C
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5-1 Bandaijima Chuoku | 31F Bandaijima Building, Niigata 950-0078, Niigata Prefecture
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+81 25-240-1511
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Usually observation areas charge you to enter, so it was nice to find this one that was free of charge. Gives a great view of Niigata and the ocean and it was a nice peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the street. We...More

1  Thank Krystal B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice panoramic view of Niigata City at this observatory. Best of all, entrance is free. The only down side is, it is hard to take photos here unless you have the accessories to cut off reflections onthe glass panels. Be that as it may, I...More

Thank Chin Kiat C
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to go for stunning all-round views of Niigata and surrounding area, day and night. Entry is free and there is a coffee shop and gift shop at the top, though these close at 7.30pm.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This observatory is situated 31st floor of nikko hotel. Virtually this is the highest floor in niigata view from here looking down mouth of shining river is so great. Of most this is free of charge observatory. must go if you stay in niigata.

Thank 玲子 齋
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It’s free and definitely a must see. It provides unobstructed views on all four sides since it so high up, views of the rivers flowing into the ocean, views of the fish market across the street, views of he city and great views of the...More

Thank Redflyer99
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The view from the room is great. At cafe, they have 'bakauke soft', A soft cream with rice crackers, strange mix of sweetness & saltiness.

Thank Midi Y
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

So nice to have free view from 31st floor! Could even see Sado island from there! Very near the Bandai Sushi place BenKe! Both are the stops if you travel by city loop buses which cost only 500 yen!

Thank Guan T
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

You can go up to the 31st floor of Hotel Nikko Niigata building next to Toki Messe. You can enjoy great view of Niigata free of charge so you should not miss this place while in Niigata. Available from 8 a.m. You can ride in...More

1  Thank Keizo
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

The observation deck is located at about 125 m high. I saw panoramic scenery such as Niigata City, Nihonkai, Sado Island, Gozu Mountain.

Thank mat_mak
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

In theory you should get a fine view of Niigata from the Observatory on the 31st Floor. However, when we visited it was set up for a private dinner so access was very limited. Assuming you have unfettered access this is a must do attraction...More

1  Thank Anon A
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