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Off-the-beaten-track for westerners

We were looking for a smaller place near Kyoto which would be away from the throngs of tourists at... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
palawandave
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puerto princesa
Wonderful Old Houses - A Surprise

Hachiman came as quite a surprise after walking to it through Omihachiman. The latter is without... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
hfulghum
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Shoreline
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Miyauchicho, Omihachiman 523-0828, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were looking for a smaller place near Kyoto which would be away from the throngs of tourists at the popular sights in Kyoto and decided to take a 30 minute train ride to Omihachiman. At first the area near the station looked modern and...More

Thank palawandave
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Hachiman came as quite a surprise after walking to it through Omihachiman. The latter is without charm of any kind, all new and sprawling, whereas Hachiman is a collection of older houses. In fact, there is an art show there every other year that features...More

Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 27 May 2016

If you are looking for a less crowded tourist spot for a relaxing day, this will be the place, nice and quiet on weekdays, peaceful canal with a beautiful shrine at the end of the walk . You can also go up the mountain with...More

Thank kim k
Reviewed 7 August 2015

it was a good rainy day as there is absolutely no one along the canal. it took me back to Edo era. Highly recommended for a relaxing walk. Its quite far from the station, better taking bus.

Thank toon_thi
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Today, I was given the chance to take a boat tour and I have to say that going through the canal is extremely pleasant. What made it nicer was that the boat I was in did not use a motor which gave it a more...More

2  Thank Ashley D
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Hachiman-bori is a stunningly beautiful river, flowing through the north-side of omihachiman city. It's surrounded by traditional Japanese houses.. time seems to have stopped here as you watch old turtles slowly swim in the water. Some small and pretty coffee shops as well along the...More

2  Thank Fumisato
Reviewed 16 October 2012

My wife wanted to see this location after seeing many NHK drama's . Make sure you get your english explanation from the tourist information before departing by bus to give yourself some of the historical background. The main canal along which the merchants houses were...More

4  Thank ichibanwanderer
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