The Befco Observation Deck

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.

  • Phone
  • Hours
    8 am to 10 pm
  • Open Most Days
    (Occasionally closed)
  • 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