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Shinkyo, Nikko

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Bridge Tourist Spot
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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  • Beside shinkyo bus stop and souvenior shops. Took from the road side. Admission fee would be required to walk on the bridge.  more »
  • This bridge is very pretty. During business hours you can pay¥300 to walk across. It's also pretty just for photographs. When you're done here you can walk across the street to the temple complex for ...  more »
  • Looks are great, but its only really good for taking a couplr of pictures. I didn't like having to pay for access to the bridge itself.  more »
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  • Una de las vistas clásicas en Nikko es este puente de color bermellón. Cruzarlo cuesta poco dinero, pero a la vez, es un poco "extraño". Me refiero a que existe otro puente, por el que pasan los coches y peatones, a poca distancia. Y una vez que cruzas este puente, no puedes cruzar al otro lado de la calle ni nada. Es decir, que pagas dinero simplemente para cruzar para ir a ninguna parte. En las fotos parece más ideal porque se ve el valle, las montañas, el río que pasa por debajo, pero en realidad suele haber bastante tráfico alrededor. Es bonito y las fotos quedan bien pero me dejó algo frío.
  • Beautiful ancient bridge. You can view from various angles and it is a lovely sight. There is a fee to cross the bridge that seemed quite steep so we didn't do that. The bridge is opposite the steps up to the main Nikko temples so a good place to start. Incidentally, the temples are all close to Nikko, perhaps a 1 mile walk. I slightly regretted buying the expensive bus pass which we hardly used...
  • They say you get a little bit of luck by walking over this vermilion bridge! Well worth it, only costs 300yen, they even sell a map guide which offers discounts to other areas in Nikko including for use on this bridge as well!
  • The bridge is just one way in and out from where you enter it. Have to visit here if go to Nikko fot the first time.
  • Great bridge and awesome pics I took. Arrived there in the morning, no one was there to spoil my photos:) Nice forerunner for the entire shrine!