Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko
This distinctive red bridge – Shinkyo Bridge is something of a symbol for Nikko. It belongs to the Futarasan Shrine and is the oldest bridge built over a gorge in Japan. It dates originally (in this form) from 1636. In 1902, during restoration works it was destroyed by the river and it was reconstructed in 1904. It is 28 metres long and 7.4 metres wide and spans the river at a height of 10.6 metres above the water. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural property in December 1999.