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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 entry Observatory room with a cafe & a souvenir shop

The view from the room is great. At cafe, they have 'bakauke soft', A soft cream with rice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Midi Y
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Nice Free View

So nice to have free view from 31st floor! Could even see Sado island from there! Very near the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Guan T
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Singapore, Singapore
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5-1 Bandaijima Chuoku | 31F Bandaijima Building, Niigata 950-0078, Niigata Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This observatory room covers the top floor of the 454-foot-high tower in the Toki Messe (Niigata convention center) complex. I went here at night for a conference reception and then during the day on a solo visit and cannot decide which 360-degree view I prefer....More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting Niigata is a nice view to enjoy. It was a little cloudy but anyway you can see the city. The elevator is fast and you don't feel it ! In the top there is a restaurant we didn't eat...

1  Thank Neri E
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The observatory Room is a must for Niigata. It is free, easy to access but most important of all, you can view the whole of Niigata. Best to arrive soon before sunset to see both the day view and the night view of the city....More

1  Thank kingmak
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Panoramic views of the entire region with visibility only limited by atmospheric conditions. Occasional flurries of snow limited views in some directions periodically. Cafe there had few options for westerners however.

Thank PaulandJanelle
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Did not expect such wonderful view, and for free too! The row of mountains across the sea from Niigata is totally awesome! It was very mesmerizing, and A must-see for any travelers to Niigata!

1  Thank owen1218
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