The Hachiman-bori Canal was a mainstay in regional economics and transportation until the start of the Showa period (1926 - 1989). White-walled storehouses and old houses stand along the canal, clearly imparting the atmosphere of the area at its peak. In recent years it has become a famous spot for sightseeing, with such features as the harbor being renovated. It is also a spot often used for filming TV shows and movies, and was recently featured in the live action adaptation of the popular anime "Rurouni Kenshin."
You can also take a pleasure cruise down the Hachiman-bori Canal, enjoying the seasonal scenery that includes cherry trees and iris flowers planted along its banks.
●Time required: Approx. 35 min.
●Charges per person: Adult 1,000yen, child yen500 (pre-school children free)
●Route: Round trip along the route Hachiman-bori Pier → Himure Hachimangu Shrine → Shinmachihama → Red Brick Factory Ruins
●During December - March please make a reservation by telephone at least one day before you wish to take the cruise. (0748-33-5020)
|Vicinity of Miyauchi-cho, Omi-Hachiman City, Shiga
|Omi-Hachiman Station Tourist Information
JR Biwako Line Omi-Hachiman Station 12 min. by bus
Alight at the "Osugi-cho" bus stop
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