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Address: Miyauchicho, Omihachiman 523-0828, Shiga Prefecture
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This is a funky old cable car system at the north end of Omihachiman (in the old town, referred to as Hachiman. Take a bus north from the train station - the TI office can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a funky old cable car system at the north end of Omihachiman (in the old town, referred to as Hachiman. Take a bus north from the train station - the TI office can advise on which one). The bus will go a bit, then turn right and skirt along the Hachiman canal. A short ways along there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Ōmihachiman(近江八幡) is a town about 1 hour away from Kyoto by JR. the town is famous for its water cannel, old ways of transporting goods back and forth. They also have a ropeway that takes you to the top of the hill where you can view Lake Biwa. The hike down took about 30 minus. A bit steep, but very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The views from the cablecar are worth the trip to the summit, so if you visit Omihachiman and the weather is wonderful take the return trip and enjoy the view. From the top of the mountain you can see the street grids developed by Toyotomi Hidetsugu and you can also enjoy the beautiful view of Azuchi Mountain, Lake Biwa and... More 

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