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Other Sightseeing Spots in Kusatsu / Omihachiman Area

  • Townscape of Gokasho Kondo
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    Shiga Pref. Higashioumishi Gokashoukondouchou
    This town area, located in Gokasho Kondo-cho, Higashiomi City, has been designated a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. Known as the birthplace of Omi’s famous merchants, the preserved historic townscape consists of a group of mansions which once belonged to Omi merchants, traditional farmer’s residences, and canals once used to provide people living in the area with water for daily usage.
  • Shinmachi-dori
    Travel / Tourism
    Shiga Pref. Oumihachimanshi Shinmachi
    A scenic street located in Shin-machi, Omihachiman City. The mansions of many Omi merchants built from the Edo through the Meiji periods still stand here today, and the entire area has been designated a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. Facilities open to the public include the former police station; the Local History Museum and Historical Folk Museum, which operate out of former mansions; and the former homes of Omi merchants like the Former Nishikawa Residence and the Former Ban-ke Residence.
  • North Korea Jin Kaido
    Travel / Tourism
    Shiga Higashiomi-shi‧Omihachiman-shi‧Hikone-shi
  • Nakasendo Echigawa Yado
    Travel / Tourism
    Shiga Pref. Echigunaishouchou Echigawa

Shiga Main Areas

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Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.

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