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Shinkyo, Nikko

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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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  • Shinkyo bridge, in the trenches of the futarasan shrine, Tosho-gu shrine, rinnoji Temple, are lit up for 3 days only once a year, 11-early. And usually only during this period, you can see the world of difference.
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  • The bridge itself is in a beautiful setting, even though it is positioned right next to quite a busy road. Certainly picturesque, also quite sacred with a historical background. Well worth finding out...  more »
  • Its really nice and the pictures seems great. The only thing, I have imagined it more situated in the nature, but in the end, its just on the side of the road, which is really misleading, as all the p...  more »
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  • A very simple bridge but the symbol of the city. Go early before other tourists arrive and the sun makes it hard to get a picture. Climb the stairs across the street for a path to several temples.
  • 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!
  • Nothing much fancy about the bridge actually.. it is just a common bridge painted with red maroon colour. Dont even bother to pay and go to walk on the bridge.. you can't even cross it as it is closed at one end.
  • 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.