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Shinkyo, Nikko
(3.6/5 based on 360+ 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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  • Reached the bridge after the operating hour so no access onto the bridge. In fact it is better as the pictures captured an empty bridge without visitors. Place is easily accessible and there are resta...  more »
  • Although the trees also do not change color, but it's probably the beauty of nature. Incidentally, the date to be found, the formalities of marriage of nationals of Japan. He came to the ceremony together, Shin-Kyo bridge together. River look fresh, clean eyes. If this is our home, it's probably down to a Jet Pack kinda ถิอ that is experienced is that?
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  • How wonderful place I was delighted, charge $300 yen entry and in my opinion worth the walk and sit to contemplate such a beautiful place in Nikko. A classic of Japanese culture!
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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.