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Shinkyo, Nikko

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Bridge
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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  • Is a beautiful place in the heart of Nikko. Unfortunately the bridge itself is closed for public. You can see it from az other bridge close to the old one that was wonderfully renewed  more »
  • Water flows from the Lake at this location is great in the clear, clean! Have to motomiya, daiya is at the confluence. It is a handsome lot shutter turn off you want to be, from different angles.
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  • It was a lovely day to visit and I really enjoyed it . Beautiful place to visit en route to the shrines and temples. Absolutely worth it .  more »
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  • The bright red bridge is a worthwhile stopover for those visiting Nikko. As an iconic structure, this sacred bridge looks stunning against the background of the river, the trees and the hills. If you want to take a walk across the bridge, there's an entrance fee you have to pay. But if you are not that serious, you can just enjoy the view of the bridge from the provided space.
  • A really picturesque bridge in all weather conditions. When you are on your way from the train station to the temples it's worthwile to stop and soak in the view. The nicest view is from a nearby road bridge.
  • A nikko landmark, a simple red Bridge that give a beautiful picture of river, green, Bridge, colors and view. A must stop picture taking site to me. There are eateries and restroom within 50m and can be a good rest stop.
  • Beautiful bridge in the city of Nikko. You won't miss it because it is located near the park entrance where all the temples are. I would give it five stars but the bad thing is that you can walk over the brigde without paying. That good thing is that because of that there are not that many people on the bridge and pictures come out very nice.
  • 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.