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Shinkyo Bridge
# 6   of 17 most visited
sights in Nikko

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The Shinkyo Bridge (神橋, Shinkyō, "sacred bridge") stands at the entrance to Nikko's shrines and temples, and technically belongs to Futarasan Shrine. The bridge is ranked as one of Japan's three finest bridges together with Iwakuni's Kintaikyo and Saruhashi in Yamanashi Prefecture.

The current Shinkyo was constructed in 1636, but a bridge of some kind had marked the same spot for much longer, although its exact origins are unclear. Until 1973, Shinkyo was off limit to the general public. It underwent extensive renovation works in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and visitors can now walk across the bridge and back for an entrance fee.

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How to get there
On April 1, 2014, the consumption tax increased from 5% to 8%, causing widespread changes to transportation fares. This page has not been updated yet, and some of the fees and fares in this section may not be up-to-date.

Shinkyo Bridge is located in central Nikko, along the way between the railway stations and Toshogu Shrine. It can be accessed from JR or Tobu Nikko Station by a bus which stops at Shinkyo bus stop (5 minutes, 190 yen one way) or in about 20-30 minutes on foot.

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Hours and Fees
On April 1, 2014, the consumption tax increased from 5% to 8%, causing widespread changes to admission fees. This page has not been updated yet, and some of the fees in this section may not be up-to-date.

Hours:8:00 to 17:00 (April to mid November)
9:00 to 16:00 (mid November to March)
Closed:No closing days
Admission:300 yen

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