Yumekyobashi Castle Road
If you walk through the beautifully reproduced castle town, you can enjoy the calm atmosphere of the Edo period
Walk down an Edo Period themed street with some of the best gift shops in Japan
March 19, 2017

After enjoying Hikone Castle nothing beats a walk through Yume Kyobashi Castle Road. The street is designed to resemble an Edo Period street, providing visitors with a chance to feel like they are part of history. Yume Kyobashi Castle Road truly brings together the old and the new, and is the perfect place to visit for a local taste or for some special souvenirs.

written by
Benjamin John McCracken
I arrived in Japan almost 19 years ago as a student and fell in love with the culture and beauty of the country. Over the next 18 years I found myself coming back to Japan frequently and finally decided to move to Japan fulltime to assume the role of the Resident Director for the Japan Center for Michigan Universities. I enjoy cycling around Japan, especially around Lake Biwa.

Yumekyobashi Castle Road starts immediately from the bridge that crosses the moat at Hikone-jo Castle, and is designed to evoke the townscape of the Edo period (1603 - 1868). It features multiple outlets, including facilities offering a variety of experiences and a range of restaurants.

Yumekyobashi Castle Road

Please see the homepage for more details

●Honmachi, Hikone-shi, Shiga 522-0064
●Hours/See the homepage for detailed opening hours.
◆Access/JR Biwako Line Hikone Station 20 min. on foot

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