Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko, Japan. Image©www.thingstodot.com. Photo: Yuga Kurita. 

Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko, Japan. Image©www.thingstodot.com. Photo: Yuga Kurita. 

The Shinkyo Bridge which means the "sacred bridge" is one of the three magnificent bridges in Japan. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located in central Nikko at the entrance of Nikko's shrines and temples. It belongs to the Futarasan Shrine. It can easily be accessed from the JR Nikko Station by bus which stops at the Shinkyo bus stop (and is a 5 minute bus ride). Alternatively, it is about a half an hour walk from the railway station. The admission to the bridge costs 300 yen.

It takes about 5 minutes to walk to the famous Nikko Toshogu Shrine from the Shinkyo Bridge. 

Opening Hours:

8:00 to 17:00 (April to September) 
8:00 to 16:00 (October to mid November) 
9:00 to 16:00 (mid November to March)

Read my post on Guide to Nikko. 

 Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko, Japan. Image©www.thingstodot.com. Photo: Yuga Kurita. 

Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko, Japan. Image©www.thingstodot.com. Photo: Yuga Kurita. 

 Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko, Japan. Image©www.thingstodot.com. Photo: Yuga Kurita. 

Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko, Japan. Image©www.thingstodot.com. Photo: Yuga Kurita. 

 Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko, Japan. Image©www.thingstodot.com. Photo: Yuga Kurita. 

Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko, Japan. Image©www.thingstodot.com. Photo: Yuga Kurita. 

 JR Nikko Station, Nikko, Japan. Image©www.thingstodot.com. Photo: Yuga Kurita. 

JR Nikko Station, Nikko, Japan. Image©www.thingstodot.com. Photo: Yuga Kurita. 

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