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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

  • 57.17% of people who visit Nikko include Shinkyo in their plan

  • 52.83% of people start their Shinkyo visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shinkyo

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

64.44% of people prefer walking in order to reach 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

Shinkyo Trips

Shinkyo , Nikko Reviews

  • Natural, Fresh, Beautiful historical bridge. Water in river is blue and super clear. Its surrounded by many trees with 3 monkeys are playing together. Very wonderfully. I and friends were really enjoy and happy to visit here.

  • Picturesque. I didn't feel the need cross the bridge even if it was free, let alone for a fee. Nice mist above the river under the bridge. I definitely was lucky to actually take bus up to the temples and later just stroll down beside the bridge looking at it from different points on my way to the Nikko JR station. Instead of walking up.

  • Amazing view. Beautiful bridge. Clear waters. Photogenic spot

  • Don't go onto the bridge if it says no entry! From around the bridge you can take many scenic photos and by looking at the river you'll see the results of any recent rain as it might be high.

  • Nice! I thought, one more red bridge... You see a lot of them in Japan. But somehow its absolutely magical. Loved it!

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