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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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