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Hachiman-bori, Omihachiman

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · 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. Plan a Omihachiman trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Not a major tourist attraction, but if you are not far from here, very much worth the visit. Great restaurants. It is very pleasant to stroll around this area. Nice canal and a lot of good...  more »
  • The cobble stone streets- the tile museum and the very old traditional homes were quite unique Unfortunately many of the shops were closed The shops that were opened were very accommodating and...  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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