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Harimaya Bridge

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1 Chome-1 Harimayacho, Kochi, 780-0822, Japan

Picturesque bridge next to which a 19th-century monk was caught buying a gift for a forbidden lover.

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Grace dela Vega 3 months ago

It's a nice iconic bridge. It's old if you will see the floor bridge but I believe they're taking good care of it coz it won't last like that prettily until today. Easy to visit coz it's in the center of the town. Accessible to everyone. And since I visited during spring, it has pretty flowers everywhere! It's so nice!

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GAN LAY YONG 4 months ago

It is just a little, rather short vermilion wooden bridge. The bridge tells the sad story of a love affair between a monk, Junshin and a woman, Ouma. They used to have secret meetings even though the monk's sect prohibited such relationships. Their affair was discovered when someone saw Junshin buying a hairpin at a shop near the bridge. Both Junshin & Ouma were banished to separate locations, never to see each other again. Look at the statues in front of the bridge, see if you can spot the hairpin.

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Johnny Lam 10 months ago

It's a small bridge that has historical importance to it. Also a popular meeting spot for the locals.

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Momozono Cherushi 4 years ago

Just an ordinary bright red bridge. But, it does, have its own charm and uniqueness and history.

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Fleetwood Lee 6 years ago

Harimayabashi is right nearby a hotel. It makes you ignoring easily that place. However, the water along the stream is clear enough and small stones wrapped by green sheet. Beautiful!