The Omihachiman area includes the Omihachiman Old Town and Okishima.
Omihachiman Old Town
Omihachiman is a town on the southeast shore of Lake Biwa. The main stage of the area is the Old Town of Omihachiman, where Omi merchants first developed and prospered. Hachimanbori (the Hachiman moat), built in 1585 for the Hachiman’yama Castle by Toyotomi Hideji, is a true symbol of Omihachiman. Water transportation was an important factor of the castle town’s prosperity, which still appears in the elegance of its streets, and the town's scenery is a joy to behold in each of the four seasons.
Former Hachiman Post Office Omihachiman area information desk
Former OGIKICHI Storehouse for unrefined soy
Kichou (Former Kitashichiemon Residence)
Mt.HACHIMAN Observation Deck
KANEKICHI Second House
Former BAN’s Residence
Retreat Residence of KOUMURA family
Tea space SARAKU
Okishima is located about 1.5 km off the shore of Lake Biwa. This small island, which takes about two hours to visit on foot, is one of the few inhabited lake islands in the world. Okishima has a rich and long history. When the Okitsushima Shrine was built, it was still an uninhabited island of Gods, worshiped for navigators protection on Lake Biwa. To this day, the fishing industry is still thriving and the rich nature of Lake Biwa remains. Visitors will be able to enjoy the relaxed pace of life on this island.
Information on the Okishima venues will soon be uploaded - please look forward to it !