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Hachiman-bori Canal (八幡堀)

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A canal located in Miyauchi-cho, Omihachiman City. The canal was once used by Toyotomi Hidetsugu, nephew to the great samurai Toyotomi Hideyoshi, to further the movement of goods inland from Lake Biwa and bring prosperity to the town surrounding his home of Hachimanyama Castle. From the 1950s to the 60s, the canal was used for domestic wastewater and became seriously polluted, but thanks to the cleaning and preservation efforts of local residents, the state of the canal is now much improved. Today, the canal is a sightseeing destination renowned for its atmospheric scenery and is frequently used to film period dramas.

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Omihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture (Kusatsu / OmihachimanArea)

phone 0748336061
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Free walking

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Address
Omihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture [map]
Area
Kusatsu / OmihachimanArea
Phone
0748336061
Hours
Free walking
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.