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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 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Good place to relax

This place is not too famous even in Japan, so it’s not so crowded like the other place. I like the... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Ibaraki, Japan
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 13 November 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 23 September 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 4 May 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
1  Thank icdethwgmsp413
Reviewed 14 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

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank palawanismyhome
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

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: May 2016
3  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.

Date of experience: July 2015
2  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

Date of experience: July 2015
3  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

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank Fumisato
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