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
A short walk from 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.

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Ohashi Roka is a very special wooden bridge, with a roof and walls, dating from the Edo Period (1603 – 1868), tilted to 11°. The perfectly polished wooden floor has some small steps inside and the entire idea behind it is that the people who pass it cannot be seen from the outside.

You will have to take your shoes off when you go on the bridge and, even though this is such a simple bridge, it is very charming! After you pass through it coming from the castle, you will enter the beautiful Momijidani Garden (no. 2 on this list).

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How to get there: Ohashi Roka bridge is located right near Momijidani garden.

Price: free

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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.

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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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In the beginning of December,2016,she took a trip to Wakayama City.
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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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