Between the Japanese town of Nikko and its main shrines is the Shinkyo sacred bridge, a red lacquered span that arches gracefully across the Daiya River.
History of Shinkyo Bridge
Legend has it that the hermit who settled Nikko was carried across the river here by two serpents. In feudal times, the sacred bridge could be used only by the emperor.
What to See at Shinkyo Bridge
The Shinkyo has long been considered one of the most beautiful structures in Japan, its simple elegance contrasting with the wildness of the river gorge, the green hills, and the tumbling waters.
From here, a road leads into the park, threading through 16,000 towering cedar trees.
Quick Facts on Shinkyo Bridge
|Names:||Sacred Bridge · Shinkyo Bridge|
|Categories:||shrines; scenic settings; pedestrian bridges; riverside setting|
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|Coordinates:||36.753361° N, 139.608335° E|
|Lodging:||View hotels near Shinkyo Bridge|
Map of Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko
Below is a location map and aerial view of Shinkyo Bridge. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.