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  • Address: Japan, 〒321-1401 Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko, 上鉢石町
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 500 JPY
  • Time Required: 00:20 Mins
  • Tags: Bridge, Family And Kids

Shinkyo - Review

That gorgeous bridge you saw, while doing your Nikko research is this one right here! Nikko’s sacred vermillion colored bridge.

Set at the entrance of the Futarasan Shrine, this is one of Nikko’s most sacred properties. The bridge comes with a mystery as to when and how it was exactly erected, which only further add to the enigma of this bridge. It was however, rebuilt in 1636, becoming a public attraction during 1973, owing to one of the following events.

This is Japan’s oldest bridge and of the finest in terms of the characteristic “drawbridge style built over the gorge”. Shinkyo too, is one of Japan’s most noteworthy world heritage sights.

Shinkyo Ticket Prices

  • Given prices are for a single adult.
  • Group of adults: 450 yen
  • High school student: 300 yen
  • High school students’ group: 200 yen
  • Elementary and junior high students: 200 yen
  • Elementary and junior high students’ group: 100 yen 

How To reach Shinkyo by Public Transport

  • Bus to Shinkyo bus stop from JR or Tobu Nikko Station.

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TripHobo Highlights for Shinkyo

  • Shinkyo Address: Japan, 〒321-1401 Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko, 上鉢石町
  • Shinkyo Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Shinkyo Price: 500 JPY
  • Best time to visit Shinkyo(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Shinkyo: 00:20 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Shinkyo

  • 95% of people who visit Nikko include Shinkyo in their plan

  • 39.08% of people start their Shinkyo visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shinkyo

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

64.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shinkyo

People normally club together Futarasan Jinja and Kanmangafuchi Abyss while planning their visit to Shinkyo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Shinkyo , Nikko Reviews

  • Ever felt like throwing a paper aeroplane into the river but thought yourself too old to do in public? Try it here when you can buy a charm shaped like a paper aeroplane, write your wishes and throw in upstream! Jokes aside, its a very nice looking bridge although it may not be worth it to go onto it (300 yen). For those collectors of calligraphy stamps, this bridge/shrine does offer one.

  • 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.

  • The bridge spot is close to the road, a lot of people taking picture. No much space to move. It's nice for a good shoot, or a short break. You need to pay to go to the bridge which I guess I definitely not worth it but help the maintenance of it I guess. Even if it looks nice in the pictures it is not that amazing ^^ Just go by while you go visit the temples and park where the real thing begin ^^

  • Beautiful bridge, just don't expect more than that. You can pay to take a walk on it, but the best view is from modern (and free) bridge right next to it.

  • Not as awesome as we imagined, but the whole scenery of the bridge and the surroundings is beautiful. Unfortunately, the queue for ticket to pass the bridge was long so we skipped taking pic on the bridge. My little guy had fun collecting colorful stones nearby.

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