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Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko

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Standing at the entrance into a World Heritage-listed complex of temples, Shinkyo Bridge 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 Bridge and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I paid 300 Yen (about US$2.70) to stand on this bridge. Although the view was nice it was the fact that I'm entering an area that is a crown jewel of Japan. It was the end of nearly 8 months in the...  more »
  • when you come here, you must visit here to take a photo. actually it is only a red traditional bridge with some histories. it is a nice view to take a photo.  more »
  • Best view when i came on autumn season. No need to pay to enjoy its beauty.. u can see it even from inside bus. I took walk in one freezing morning to here.. and its amazing when at 7 am no one's there..
  • A very cool little place. The bridge is situated next to a more modern bridge, but despite this has very good views of the river and the surrounding hills and mountains. Also has some shrine-related merchandise at a small shop next to it, but this stuff is less tacky, most of the things there are worth the money. Has a very zen-like feel to it. A definite visit if your in Nikko.
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