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Nice old town setting

The buildings are all coordinated and re-built/renovated to give an old castle town look. Very... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018

If you walk along the moat, you can see traditional old street after crossing a... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
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14 Feb 2018
“Nice old town setting”
5 Oct 2017
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Honmachi, Hikone 522-0064, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

The buildings are all coordinated and re-built/renovated to give an old castle town look. Very nicely arranged. Visit the side streets as some are very nicely setup with new shops and restaurants. I came across Yonbancho Square and had a nice lunch at the Tachibana...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

If you walk along the moat, you can see traditional old street after crossing a bridge. Restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops are lined with both sides of the street. 夢京橋あかり館 is one of the souvenir shops, and it sells lots of “ manekineko “. Manekineko...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This lovely wide street of traditional dark wood shops & restaurants. A variety of shops selling local & traditional products & wide range of food

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Castle Road has a lot of shops, but go before 5pm, most stores (besides a few bars) close by 5 or 6pm. If you are traveling with small children the streets are paved and easily accessible with a stroller.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Kandid K
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Near the área, of Hikone castle,you can also visit "castle road" which will give you a small view of and ancient castle town. In autumn the road was looking great with the color of the leafs.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Raul C
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Nice road to take pictures with traditional looking buildings stretching down the whole road. This road is right beside Hikone Castle. So you can easily reach this road after visiting Hikone Castle. There are many shops along the road and you can buy Japanese souvenirs....More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank 663raya
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Castle Road is filled with shops and restaurants. The best burgers in Hikone are in a little street side cafe here! The best time to visit is during a festival.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Emily L
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Hikone isn't a metropolis, but this street offers an interesting array of eating and shopping options. Not much English is spoken, but don't let that deter you. A good thing to do after you've been to the castle.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank J-J2030
Reviewed 27 August 2013

This small shopping district near the castle has retained a lot of traditional charm and is a great place just to meander or to pick up souvenirs, mostly of the food kind. In summer, there is a wonderful festival where residents wander the streets in...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Felicity_Hashimura
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Purpose built tourist strip with little soul but plenty of souvenirs. Spend your money at the real shops in the town centre instead.

Date of experience: April 2012
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