The 4.75 km (2.95 mi) long canal of Hachiman-bori was established in the late 16th century, offering visitors historical and picturesque views of the city's old-world infrastructure. Built by Toyotomi Hidetsugu (daimyo and nephew to the country's ruler) as he constructed his castle and town, the channel went on to bring people and trade, helping significantly in the development of the region and neighboring towns. Almost filled in at times, this peaceful vein of water has been restored and protected by the efforts of the local population, and now makes a good place to stroll and take in the many preserved traditional buildings. Before you visit Omihachiman, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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This boat ride was well worth the 1000 yen PP for 30 minutes. Scenic and relaxing, great way to get off your feet. We went during the weekday and it was not crowded. There is a posted schedule when... more »
It's a very well preserved castle village that was built in 1585 as a hub for canal transportation, goods delivery and people commuting to nearby Kyoto. We went there chasing for the sakura... more »
beautiful street with Very old and traditional Japanese houses...the river side is amazing
Absolutely unique district. The preserved canal is so beautiful and attractive. We missed the blossoming period of sakura, otherwise it would be very nice to take a boat ride along the canal. It is place worthy of a second visit. Highly recommended.
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