Crossing this bridge is a symbolic separation from the mundane, everyday world into the sacred space of Mt. Nyoho and people come here to worship Mt. Nyoho from afar. It is believed that crossing the bridge in the same number of steps as your age is the same as climbing Mt. Nyoho, and your prayers will be fulfilled.
Constructed in 1677, Munen Bridge is the oldest stone bridge in Tochigi Prefecture, and is designated an Important Cultural Property.