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Definitely picturesque

It's a very well preserved castle village that was built in 1585 as a hub for canal transportation... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2019
alexandraremi
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Hong Kong, China
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Quiet and quaint walking area

Observing winter hours, most of the shops were closed at 4pm but we were lucky to find a pretty... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
travelbug0082
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Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

It's a very well preserved castle village that was built in 1585 as a hub for canal transportation, goods delivery and people commuting to nearby Kyoto. We went there chasing for the sakura. Obviously, it was a bit late for the season. However, we were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019

Before visiting here, I was thinking that the spot is mere a waterway, although it has the history and great view. I was completely wrong... everything was so good! Thanks to the season, bees and mosquitoes were few. The waterway is surrounded by bright green...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

I quite stumbled into this area of Omihachiman and was pleasantly surprised by the spring flowerings along the bori, some sakura as well. I didn't do the boat ride, as I was happy to just meander along the banks and visit the nearby shops. Along...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Observing winter hours, most of the shops were closed at 4pm but we were lucky to find a pretty cafe still open for some hot dessert of red bean soup with mochi and coffee. The wooden houses by the river were all lowrise and quaint,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Peaceful water canal in the old town, a short walk but nothing much to see. It’s relaxing to walk along. However the ¥1000 boat trip which lasts around 20 mins for a return trip not worth taking. Much better & more interesting walking on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

I like the view of the moat and it's a relax walk around the area. Not crowded with tourist so it's nice to spend time walking around.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

This place is not too famous even in Japan, so it’s not so crowded like the other place. I like the way to approach here, the quietness, and the stonewall and flowers standing on the both side of this canal. You will know Japanese culture...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 24, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank hfulghum
Reviewed May 27, 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

Date of experience: May 2016
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