3 Ichibancho, Wakayama City (in the grounds of Wakayama Castle)
〒640-8146 和歌山県和歌山市一番丁3 (和歌山城 敷地内)
- A short walk from the KOENMAE bus stop
- Open Hours
Ohashi Roka is a bridge which was constructed in the Edo Period for feudal lords and their servants to move between the outer citadel with its government offices and the feudal lord’s living area and the western citadel with the Momijidani Garden. It has a roof and people cannot be seen crossing it from the outside. It is a very rare structure in Japan being a slanted bridge. As it is at an 11 degree angle, it has steps to prevent slipping.
Travel Blogger's Review
- Bino Chua
- Bino is a part-time wanderer and a Singapore travel blogger. In his website, he shares with all of you his top travel tips. Along the way, he also provides travel guides to compelling destinations, recommendations on awesome food to try and impressive hotels to stay.
He've been to Wakayama City, from 29 June to 1st July in 2018.
His blog is "I WANDER".
At the time of my visit, access to the Ohashirouka Bridge was free. It’s quite a delight to pass through this covered bridge with its roofing that shelters you from the sun as well as its polished wooden floors. You will need to remove your shoes when walking through.
- Jayne Gorman
- She is travel blogger based in Sydney.
In the beginning of March, 2017, she took a trip to Wakayama City.
Her blog is "GIRL TWEETS WORLD". http://www.girltweetsworld.com/
One of the most beautiful spots on the castle grounds is Nishinomaru-Teien Gardens, especially when the autumn maple leaves are in bloom, and the most striking feature is the tilted Ohashiroka Bridge, which was built with walls and a roof to protect the privacy of those coming and going from the castle. It makes me wonder what secrets the inhabitants had to hide!
©︎GIRL TWEETS WORLD
- Emily Luxton
- She is a travel blogger and freelance writer.
In the beginning of December,2016,she took a trip to Wakayama City.
Her blog is “Emily Luxton Travels”. http://emilyluxton.co.uk/
Highlights include the gorgeous Ohashi Roka, a 27 meter long, slanted, covered bridge, the 17th Century Okaguchi-mon Gate, and the Koshoan Tea Room (¥460 for a cup of matcha tea).
©EMILY LUXTON TORAVELS