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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

About Shinkyo, Nikko

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Shinkyo

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

  • 38.98% of people start their Shinkyo visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shinkyo

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

66.03% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shinkyo

People normally club together Kokuzoson Tree 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • This place is better seen in photo than in real life. It seems smaller than what I expected to be. But still very beautiful and make a great background for selfie. Water in the river below is crystal clear!

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