Yahata Moat
Yahata Moat
Yahata Moat
Yahata Moat
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An artificial waterway in Omihachiman City. The six kiliometer Hachiman Moat was created for connecting the city and Lake Biwa. This waterway is partially responsible for the rise of the commerce and prosperity of this town in days past. Visitors can enjoytraveling on the waterway by pleasure cruisers, and various events are held in the town surrounding the waterway.

  • Address

    Osugi-cho, Omihachiman, Shiga

    Local map

  • Entry fee


  • Opening Hours


  • Closed


  • Website


  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    Not only the cherry blossoms in the spring, but irises between mid May and mid June are very beautiful.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    Take the Omi Railway Bus from JR "Omihachiman Station" for Chomeiji (7 minutes), get off either at the "Shinmachi Bus Stop" or at "Osugicho Bus Stop", and it takes a 3-minute walk.

    Walk for about 25 minutes from JR "Omihachiman Station"

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