Travel Information

Gokasho (五個荘) is one of the great Edo Style Town that has many traditional houses. It is located in Higashiome, Shiga Prefecture. Because of the beautiful scenery with many traditional houses, it is registered as the Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings. It is known as the birthplace of Omi Merchant. There are great Omi Merchant Houses are remaining here and 3 of them are opened for public. The scenery of this town is so quiet and beautiful with the sound of canals. It's a harmony of the scenery and the sound of water.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.

0. at Omihachiman Station.
1. use Omi Line to Yokaichi Station.
2. use Omi Line honsen to Gokasho Station.
3. walk northeast.

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Map around Gokasho

Detailed Travel Guide

Gokasho is one of the Merchant Town located in south side of Lake Biwa. It is known as Gokasho Kondo Town. These traditional houses are constructed in Edo period to Meiji Period. Some of them are over 300 years old. The main features of this town is the old canals, traditional houses and their beautiful walls. The sound of the water creat the peaceful scenic beauty.