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Harimayabashi Bridge, Kochi: 2 reviews and 4 photos
Harimayabashi Bridge is esentially just a small red bridge but the story associated with it is what makes it a nice attraction. It is said that long ago a monk from Godaisan fell in love with a woman, which was strictly forbidden for holy men. They kept their relationship a secret until one day someone saw the monk buying a hairpin by Harimayabashi Bridge. Because a monk would have no reason to purchase such a thing, everyone then knew he had relations with a woman. In order to avoid punishment the two lovers fled the city together.
The Yosakoi Bushi (song of Kochi's famous Yosakoi festival) begins with a reference to this story, mentioned seeing a monk buying a hairpin.
The bridge is free to see and the park around the bridge is actually quite pretty.
Directions: Just off Harimayabashi Tram Station
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