Nikko is great for the body and soul. It's located about 130 kilometres from Tokyo, and is a must visit if you plan to spend a few days in the Japanese capital. The welcome given to visitors of Nikko is spectacular. Upon arrival there are many old houses and the formidable Shin-Kyo, or sacred bridge. Taking photos is practically mandatory. They say the bridge already existed in 1636, but they are sure it's older than that. The purpose of experiencing this place is to access the mausoleum of the first Tokugawa shogun, by crossing the Daiya River. However, access is now prohibited. It's worth it to view its 28 meter length.