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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. Take a look at our Nikko online trip planner to schedule your visit to Shinkyo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I can't go and pay fee 500 yen shinkyo bridge to cross. Such a long bridge over the bridge didn't think so and not paying a fee to cross. Because it was in front of the bridge where you will find nokyo-Sho, only the nokyo-sho! Nokyo-sho fee 500 yen and kinda high, but because. But it was with nokyo-sho book for a beautiful bookmark.
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  • To explore the Sun to become a landmark around the bridge. In the history of the open mountain is like a symbolic place. Around Kanaya bakery such as meal and souvenir shops.
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  • Worth going to Nikko. This landscape is indescribable. you lose a good time enjoying the landscape and the noise of water. ...
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  • It really is a beautiful iconic spot to visit in Nikko. You can get tons of great pictures on the neighboring bridge or along the path towards the Abyss. If you're really enthusiastic you can pay to walk across it. Originally, only the emperor and few else were allowed to cross it. Since then it has been rebuilt twice. Like many historical landmarks the money helps maintain and restore it.
  • Nice old bridge. Certainly worth checking out but avoid during the middle of the day. There are many tourists and it’s in a very tight spot on an intersection in the edge of Nikko town heading out to Lake Chuzenji so lots of traffic and buses. Early evening is the best bet for nice photos. All seasons are nice except perhaps summer.
  • It's a cool old bridge. It doesn't feel sacred when it's next to the busiest intersection in town. Lots of bus and truck traffic. Go in the morning to get the best light for pictures. And smaller crowds.
  • Nice red bridge with the background trees and rock especially in autumn when leave colour changes to yellow and orange. Restaurants around the bridge serve excellent foods especially the choices of tofu dishes.
  • Nikko is one of the most beautifull cities from the shogunate period have the most beautiful collection of temples and sacred sites is very high recommended for turist
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