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Hachiman-bori, Omihachiman

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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. Use our Omihachiman vacation generator to add Hachiman-bori and other attractions to your Omihachiman vacation plans.
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  • The Amphitheatre of predecessors such as carried by boat through the Canal. Buildings along the waterways is well preserved and offer a glimpse of the bygone days.
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  • Streets once bustling by the OHMI merchants feel tasteful. A little off the beaten track from the city, on the opposite shore of the Lake Biwa looks Mt. Hira. Inspiring views. I'll have delicious sweets, OMI beef.
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  • Hachiman moat comes in the spring and is surrounded by cherry trees, a very nice place. I think, and river boat tour through the tunnel of cherry blossoms that are good.
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