Shinkyō is a old style Japanese bridge, built during the Muromachi Era (1336-1573), allowing to cross the Daiya river. The bridge is 28 m long and rises 10 m above the river. It is possible to cross it every day from 8:30 to 4:30 (300 yens). The bridge marks the gateway to the magnificent Futarasan Sanctuary. At the time, crossing it was reserved for the Shogun, hence the name of “sacred bridge”.
It is a Japanese national treasure, and is listed as a World Heritage Site.
The bridge is open everyday from 08:30 to 16:30 (300 yens).
Access : walking from Nikkō Station to the bridge takes 30min. There is also a bus from the station, included in the Tobu Nikko Pass (2-4 day pass from Tokyo).