Omihachiman, Shiga

Omihachiman is the town near Lake Biwa-ko of Shiga, and often told “to want to visit once again”. It is full of nature, and there are a lot of famous building including the temples and the historical site of castles and cityscape here. And many romantic places exist as well.


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:Miyauchi-cho 1, Omihachiman-shi, Shiga 523-0828
Access:JR Biwako-sen line "Omihachiman-eki Station”
Official site:

日本, 〒523-0828 滋賀県近江八幡市宮内町1

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