The observatory is on the 31st floor of the Bandaijima Building, overlooking the Shinanogawa River. At a height of 125 meters (410 ft), this is the tallest building along the Japan Sea coast. The observatory offers a full 360-degree panorama, with excellent views of the Japan Sea, Sado Island, and the Gozu mountain range. Admission is free.
8 am to 10 pm
- Open Most Days
- Admission Fee
Admission is free.
- Getting There
On foot: 22 min from Niigata Station’s Bandai exit
By car: 10 min from Niigata Station
By bus: Inuyasha tourist bus from Niigata Station, get off at Toki Messe, walk 1 min.
The Befco Observation Deck
Toki Messe, 6-1 Bandaijima, Chuo-ku, Niigata City