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Address: 2307 Sannai | Nikko Futarasann Shrine, Nikko 321-1431 , Tochigi Prefecture
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Definately a must see place

The bridge is located in the heart of the town. Seems like all the buses passby there, so you won't miss this place. I came to Nikko in September when the leaves were still... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bridge is located in the heart of the town. Seems like all the buses passby there, so you won't miss this place. I came to Nikko in September when the leaves were still green. The scenery would be more beautiful in Oct when those leaves turn into yellow and red. There're several small waterfalls underneath the bridge which made... More 

Thank NhungNguyen811
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the pictures, you feel like its a little peice of japanese paradise. However, it is right of a very passing street and not in the forest at all. It is kind of the starting point of the forest (which is how you can get so many trees in your pictures). It is a pretty bridge for sure, but you... More 

Thank Stéphanie B
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bridge itself is in a beautiful setting, even though it is positioned right next to quite a busy road. Certainly picturesque, also quite sacred with a historical background. Well worth finding out the history before you visit it to appreciate it more. Plenty of great opportunities for photos, even without paying to walk across it. So many other sites... More 

Thank Randall K
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its really nice and the pictures seems great. The only thing, I have imagined it more situated in the nature, but in the end, its just on the side of the road, which is really misleading, as all the pictures are taking without the main road.

Thank JD D
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The bright red bridge is a worthwhile stopover for those visiting Nikko. As an iconic structure, this sacred bridge looks stunning against the background of the river, the trees and the hills. If you want to take a walk across the bridge, there's an entrance fee you have to pay. But if you are not that serious, you can just... More 

Thank Simplysiri S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Went here during winter time. I guess due to the minimum water flowing in the river, the scenery gets less impressive. But the shape and design of the bridge are still beautiful, though. I believe during autumn time along with the falling leaves, the scenery would be much more beautiful. To enjoy viewing the bridge you don't have to pay... More 

Thank Chandra M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This red beautiful bridge welcomes you in the temple area (just few meters before) but I recommend you not to pay just to walk on it, you can make very good pictures for free in the distance.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Beautiful. The setting, the river,: it is beautiful beyond words. Its bang outside the Nikko Kanaya hotel!

Thank Pavneet K
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

It's a bridge .....during winter months without summer/autumn leaves behind it looks far less impressive.

Thank Stu_L0nd0n
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102 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The bridge in itself is very beautiful, but you need to be careful not to buy a ticket to go on the temple which will cost you a lot to unless you're a passionate.

Thank Ulysse H

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