Located on the east bank of Lake Biwa, Shiga Prefecture, Omihachiman City prospered as a castle town built by Hidetsugu TOYOTOMI and developed as a business town where “Omi shonin” (Omi merchants) goes and leaves. It is a famous sightseeing spot in Hachiman-bori Canal and “Suigo meguri” (tour around Riverside District tour), there are many historical sites, there are still many places of interest as old good scenery still remains. Historic cultural town, Omihachiman. There are many valuable buildings ranging from shrines and temples with historical background to buildings that represent Omi.
Actually Omihachiman City has many spots derived from historical figures. When “Suigo meguri”, listen to the story of Sendo (waterman) along with its history, you will see a drama of history you did not know. In the Warring States Period, Nobunaga and Hideyoshi (Japanese Military Commanders) crawled around the castle town Omihachiman City is a city with plenty of charm, such as quaint merchants house and delicious sweets that have developed as offerings.
Hachiman-bori Canal is a waterway 6 kilometers long from Lake Biwa. Once used to carry goods, it was an essential waterway for business, but now there is also a promenade, which is a walking path. It is a tasteful moat with beautiful waterside and the old Dozo (rice storage).
Hidetsugu Toyotomi, who was a nephew of Hideyoshi Toyotomi had constructed the Hachiman-jo (castle) in 1585, and it was beginning of this city. The moat around the castle plays a role as the defense, and as the canal which links Lake Biwa.
You can experience “the Suigo-meguri” that can enjoy the riverside district that is full of nature by a pleasure boat. You can chose a engine boat, a hand rowing boat.
In fact, Omihachiman-shi has a lot of spots originating in historical persons. If it listens to the captain’s talk by the tour around a riverside area, the drama of the history which was not known can be seen. Castle town Omihachiman where Nobunaga and Hideyoshi ran about in the Age of Civil Wars is a charm full of towns, such as delicious sweets which have developed as a merchant’s family and a gift. How about visiting a certain vigor Omihachiman-shi as a town of the business?
|Adresse:||Miyauchicho 1 Omihachiman, Shiga 523-0828 Japan|
|Access:||JR Tokaido-honsen line "Omihachiman-eki Station” (10 minutes by car)|
|Tel:||(+81) 748-33-6061 (Omihachiman Tourist Association)|