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Definitely for tourists but the soundscape was a cute concept

We walked around this square after visiting Hikone Castle in the middle of winter and were... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
geckopoo
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Queensland, Australia
Quaint.

Nice little area with fountains, shops and restaurants. There's a cat cafe around the corner, the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2015
Emily L
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Japan
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9 Apr 2017
“Definitely for tourists but the soundscape was a cute concept”
27 Aug 2015
“Quaint.”
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Honmachi, Hikone 522-0064, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We walked around this square after visiting Hikone Castle in the middle of winter and were pleasantly surprised by the sound of rainforest birds and frogs in the air - what an interesting concept! It actually distracted us from the bitter cold temperature that surrounded...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2015

Nice little area with fountains, shops and restaurants. There's a cat cafe around the corner, the only one in Hikone! There are several antique shops here, one where you can even get second-hand kimono and obi!

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Newly built complex of resturaunts aimed firmly at tourists visiting the nearby castle. Nothing special other than the eyewatering prices. If you want authentic local food at a reasonable price, go to the strip of shops just outside the JR station instead.

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