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Address: Harimayacho, Kochi 780-0822, Kochi Prefecture
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Stop by to take JAPANESE pics

Small imitation bridge. It may not be the destination, but located at convenient neighborhood. Good place to take trip photos.

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Eri O
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Saijo, Japan
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To appreciate this bridge one must read up a bit on the love story that supposedly took place in this spot. It is a classic wooden Japanese bridge that is worth including in your photos of Kochi. One bonus is the mechanical wall clock right across the street mounted on the 3rd floor of the building. Every 1200 and 1800,... More 

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Thank Budjetsetter
Munich
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597 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The bridge dates from 1603 but has been replaced a number of times. It is the site of a tragic love story of a Buddhist Priest breaking his vows of chastity and being banished - he was seen buying a hairpin for his lover at a market stall nearby.

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Thank MunichEricJ
Singapore, Singapore
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147 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I spent less than 1 minute looking at the bridge. It is beside a shopping Arcade. On the way there for lunch. Not worth going just to visit it.

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Thank Guan T
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Small imitation bridge. It may not be the destination, but located at convenient neighborhood. Good place to take trip photos.

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Thank Eri O
Sao Paulo
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169 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The bridge is actually a reconstruction, not the original. Thus it doesn't really "bridge" anything however, the have created a short canal to give it a bridge like appearance. It makes for a good foto opportunity though

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Atlanta, Georgia
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135 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Of all the red bridges I've seen in Japan this may be the least interesting ever. Still pretty but I wouldn't walk a city block to see it, just notice it in passing. Historically, it seems to be of some importance though we were trying to avoid a typhoon while in Kochi so I wasn't really focused on history.

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Thank Reginald W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

It is just a red bridge. Nothing more except that there is a story behind it. Located near big junction of 1,2 slot (pachinko..i think) and near Tosaden harimayabashi station. Direction: If you exited kochi station, it is on your right, before that pachinko junction and also before nishitetsu inn harimayabashi. Open your eyes big as you tend to miss... More 

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Thank hawa h
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722 reviews
395 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Harimaya Bridge is well known for Yosakoibushi (a famous folk song), but if you expect too much, you might be disappointed. Indeed, there is just a bridge, and nothing else. This area is the center of the city, and if you lose the orientation, it helps you to find the way.

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Thank Kimitaka S
Orinda, California
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71 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Located nearby the Kochi Yosakoi Information Exchange Center is the Harimaya Bridge. What makes it special is the love story behind it. If you don't read up on that, well, then it's just a small bridge. Nothing special, however if you're in the neighborhood you may want to take a picture.

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Thank donavan94563
Tokyo, Japan
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Harimaya Bridge is very well maintained and its history is interesting. However, it is not worth going way out of your way to see. The bridge itself is very small and you can see much more beautiful old bridges around Japan. I was happy we saw it, however, as it is thought of to be one of the three most... More 

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