Shinkyo Bridge


At 28 meters long and nearly eight meters wide, the beautiful, vermilion-lacquered Shinkyo Bridge sits at the entrance to the Nikko mountains. According to legend, Buddhist monk Shodo, the first head priest of Nikko, asked the mountain deities for help crossing the Daiya River, at which point two snakes appeared and transformed into a bridge. The bridge belongs to Nikko Futarasan-jinja Shrine and was designated a World Heritage site in 1999.

How to get there:
5 minutes from Nikko Station or Tobu-Nikko Station by World Heritage Tour bus to Shinkyo bus stop.

Nikko Futarasan-Jinja Shrine

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