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Shinkyo, Nikko

(3.6/5 based on 400+ 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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  • Ancient Daiya River Bridge, just upstream from the town of Nikkō. Destroyed by a flood was rebuilt at the beginning of ' 900. Famous for the color red and very rounded arch, in the photos apparently immersed in a solitary Mountain Valley. It's actually next to the main paved road, but from the bridge for cars located 50 meters further down you can take pictures like those of the guides. No one crosses it: it would cost 300 yen but there wouldn't be the same view which can be enjoyed on the other deck. Nice Yes, but it's still just a bridge, rebuilt ...
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  • Impossible not to see it and not stop to photograph it! It is a very impressive place and it is very nice the view at sunset
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  • The bridge is in the entrance of the temple Tosho-gu ... It seems to go up on the bridge, you pay ... I don't advise, even though irrisorio the value ... For a good photo, Hey get not over the bridge, but the bridge.
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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.