東近江季行

Tarobou shrine
Tarobou is long-nosed goblin who protects this shrine.
Jirobou who lives in Kurama mountain in Kyoto is a young brother of Tarobou.
In front of shrine, there are couple rock "Meotoiwa" and many big rocks.
Once upon a time people had faith to these focks.
太郎坊宮

Eigenji temple
"Eigenji" isthe head temple of Rinzai-Eigenji sect.
It was founded in 1361, Oumi country patron Mr.Sasaki was welcomed "Jyakushitsugenko-zenji" He was a lofty monk.
This building is very famous in Japan and "Yotsugi-Kannon" has been enshrined.
It will be very beautiful red leaves in autumn.
永源寺

Syotoku festival
In late July, one of the local entertainment representative of lake country.
it will be held at the center of the city. Main event is dance called "Goshu Ondo" is the early Meiji period, Yokaichi resident, beautiful voice of Chief "Torakichi Nishizawa" is started.
Yokaichi has been said to be the birth place. "Goshu-Ondo"
聖徳まつり

Hyakusaiji-temple
Hyakusaiji is locafed at the foot of Suzuka mountain range.
It is one of the famous Tendai sect, and it has great stone wall like catsle.
It was built to resemble the "Bonkaku-Unryuji" in Kudara period of Korea, founded by Syotoku Taishi in Asuka era.
This is the oldest temple in Koto three temples and red leaves is very famous.
百済寺

Aito Margaret Station
This rural facilities was built as a "way station".
There is a shop that is selling dried flowers, souvenirs and accessories related herbs and so on.
Also it has cookie gelato workshops and restaurants.
You can buy agricultural products as a direct sales.
あいとうマーガレットステーション

World Kite museum "Yokaichi Oodako hall"
Yokaich Oodako hall was established to preserve Yokaichi large kite which has a long history from in the middle of Edo era.
It dsplays real size of "Hyakuzyo Oodako"(100 tatami size)
You can see the documents such as a production process or the photo recording.
世界凧博物館 八日市大凧会館

Nigohachi Matsuri
We can understand the history that arcient people of Yokaichi left.
It is an event that inherits the tradition of Yokaichi, wich has been developed as a market town for a long time.
Once upon a time, Market had been held on the day 2nd, 5th, 8th in each month. so we call it 258(Nigohachi)
A lot of citizens participate this event every year.
二五八祭

Manyo forest on Funaoka hill
Two famous poets composed poem each other here before more than 1300 years.
There is a statue of poem on the top of the hill.
It has been developed as a beautiful park.
We can feel the romance of Manyo culture.
万葉の森船岡山

Kijishi museum
Kijishi museum is lacated in the Tsutsui shrine.
At first glance is a normal house-style building.
Not only the traditional wooden products across the country using potter's wheel, you can tour the parishioners hunting book and traffic bills that are communicated to now the tradition and culture of the Kijishi.
Also a lot of old documents are exhibited.
木地師資料館

Sight of Kondo
In conservation district of traditional buildings, there is still Gokasho merchant leader's house.
Great temples and shrines and there are lorge houses lined Funaita fence, white walls of the storehouses.
Around buildings, Nishikigoi(beautiful carps)are swimming.
It has formed the historical streets, also say Japanese original landscape.
金堂の町並み