Ohashi Roka

御橋廊下

Information

Address
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)
Access
Right beside the Koenmae bus stop
Open Hours
9:00–17:00
Website
http://wakayamajo.jp/

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

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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!

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Ohashiroka Bridge, which was built with walls and a roof to protect the privacy of those coming and going from the castle.

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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).

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Ohashi Roka

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