Shinkyo , Nikko

Shinkyo , Nikko - Address, Ticket Price

Address: Japan, 〒321-1401 Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko, 上鉢石町

Ticket Price: 500 JPY

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Time Required: 00:20 Mins

Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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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Shinkyo , Nikko Reviews

  • Bridge itself is pretty and in a nice looking area but you have to pay to cross it! Seems very unusual and more like a way to make money rather than a way to show off one of Japan's world heritage sites...but there is a bridge right next to it that is free to cross and is a good location to take photos from.

  • The bridge itself is beautiful. However, I don't see the point of PAYING to get onto the bridge when you can take a picture of it on the other bridge. A tourist trap in my opinion...

  • It's a beautiful bridge. Well preserved and the clear and clean water running under it is just so beautiful to look at. We got to see a wedding entourage take commemorative photos from the bridge. We also walked through the bridge after paying at the entrance. There's an elevated platform where visitors can walk, instead of stepping on the actual wooden floor of the bridge.

  • Beautiful bridge, well maintained, clean and looks beautiful during autum. River below this bridge is also very beautiful. The water in river is very clear and transferent. When you go to this bridge you can hear floating water sound which is very clear and relaxing. This bridge adds beauty to the nature.

  • One of the majestic falls in the heartland of Nikko. This is one of the most beautiful things I have seen in Nikko. The nature is just stunning, Do not forget to get to the elevator and go down all the way to witness the falls closely. When you walk in the tunnel you could feel the chills.

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