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Hachiman-bori, Omihachiman

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Historic Site Landmark
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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  • Hachiman came as quite a surprise after walking to it through Omihachiman. The latter is without charm of any kind, all new and sprawling, whereas Hachiman is a collection of older houses. In fact, th...  more »
  • If you are looking for a less crowded tourist spot for a relaxing day, this will be the place, nice and quiet on weekdays, peaceful canal with a beautiful shrine at the end of the walk . You can also ...  more »
  • it was a good rainy day as there is absolutely no one along the canal. it took me back to Edo era. Highly recommended for a relaxing walk. Its quite far from the station, better taking bus.  more »