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Shinkyo, Nikko

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.6/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Standing at the entrance into a World Heritage-listed complex of temples, Shinkyo is an ornate vermilion-lacquered bridge allowing visitors to cross the Daiya River. The current structure dates back to 1636, although a bridge probably crossed this river in the same spot much before that date. Pay a small fee to cross the bridge, appreciate its architecture, and snap a few memorable shots. Plan to visit Shinkyo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Nikko attractions using our Nikko travel itinerary planner.
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  • This bridge is beautiful, but as in all photos, depends on the right angle. The other side is a street full of cars and trucks without sidewalk, that is, the bridge is closed and does not lead to the other side, just aesthetics. Still, it's worth visiting if you're in Nikko. Below, the water is crystal clear.
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  • An amazing old man so base at that time still seems to be a nice bridge and across the Spartan also used by crocodiles, and paying your money and I am impressed, not.
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  • We had an amazing day, and this was just an extra, we were very lucky as we watched a wedding party walk across the bridge in full kimono dress and suits, following two Shinto priests, spectacular and...  read more »
  • Ranked as one of Japan's three finest bridges. It is beautiful and if you can catch it in the right time of year and in the right light you would have an amazing picture. Unfortunately I did not.
  • Beautiful bridge over a fast flowing river. The location is very nice. Good place for some photos. Apparently the bridge is famous in Japan.
  • Must see landscape on Japan. The bridge is smaller than it looks, but certainly have an unique feel. It is located on the beginning of Nikko's shrines. Better in the winter with all the snow!
  • Beautiful!
  • Nice bridge. We passed it in a moment of fueerte rain and no umbrella, what did it all more epic. Good photos can be removed from angles where another bridge which is where passing cars is not. Nice background with all the forest and the river.
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