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Shinkyo, Nikko
(3.6/5 based on 340+ 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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  • As one goes on the shuttle bus this is the first place that can be seen . Can also be walked from the station . The Bridge is possibly only for photo enthusiasts as it gives imperial Japan look and is...  more »
  • I loved it, I had always seen it on postcards and I could finally see it natural, it is before the temples of Nikko.
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  • 神橋興建於1636年,這座橋與岩國的錦帶橋和山梨縣猿橋被列為日本三大橋樑,今年10月底到的時候已有部份楓葉轉色,整個搭配起來美輪美奐,如果你的體力ok的話,可以直接從東武日光站直接走上來(約20~30分鐘),參觀完後再往上走至日光東照宮與大猷院(約再10~15分鐘),若還要往上就建議搭車了. 
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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.