Last additions - Other Sights in Higashi-Omi
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Hirata Station on the Ohmi Railways.Sep 19, 2016
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Shin-Yokaichi Station looks brown from the sides, but it's green on the front.May 25, 2014
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Shin-Yokaichi Station platform.May 25, 2014
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Tourists don’t normally get off at this station since most attractions are at the next stop, Yokaichi Station.May 25, 2014
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Konan Railway originally operated the railway between Yokaichi and Omi-Hachiman before it merged with another company that later merged with Ohmi Railways.May 25, 2014
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Shin-Yokaichi Station is a Western-style, two-story wooden building built in 1913. The second floor is closed to the public due to old age. It originally housed the Konan Railway company’s head office (湖南鉄道).May 25, 2014
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Shin-Yokaichi Station on the Ohmi RailwayMay 25, 2014
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Ohmi Railways train at Yokaichi Station.May 25, 2014
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Best to see my Shotoku Matsuri Youtube video to hear the songs and see the dance.Held near Yokaichi Station in summer, the Yokaichi Shotoku Matsuri is a bon dance featuring Shiga's native Goshu Ondo folk song. 八日市聖徳まつり・江州音頭総おどりApr 14, 2014
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The dance begins.Apr 14, 2014
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Yokai parade led by Gao.Apr 14, 2014
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Yokaichi's connection with yokai comes from its place name "Yokaichi," a pun for "Land of Yokai." Although "Yokaichi" does not mean that.Apr 14, 2014
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The Yokai goblin parade proceeded through the Honmachi arcade.Apr 14, 2014
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Honmachi Saturday Night Market is held on the same day as the Shotoku Matsuri. 本町土曜夜市Apr 14, 2014
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Lots of people inside Honmachi arcade. So many people that it got quite hot. There's no real ventilation.Apr 14, 2014
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Entrance to Honmachi arcade. Apr 14, 2014
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Soon this street perpendicular to Yokaichi Station will be filled with dancers.Apr 14, 2014
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Local mascots like Gao appear on stageApr 14, 2014
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Held near Yokaichi Station in summer, the Yokaichi Shotoku Matsuri is a bon dance featuring Shiga's native Goshu Ondo folk song. 八日市聖徳まつり・江州音頭総おどりApr 14, 2014
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Yagura tower where the singers and musicians perform Goshu Ondo songs.Apr 14, 2014
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Sister city monument at Higashi-Omi City Hall.Sep 04, 2009
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Higashi-Omi City Hall Sep 04, 2009
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Chokotto bus ちょこっとバスSep 04, 2009
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Ohmi Railways Yokaichi Station 近江鉄道八日市駅Sep 04, 2009
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Higashi-Omi City Hall Sep 04, 2009
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Mural at Ohmi Railways Yokaichi StationSep 04, 2009
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Inside Yokaichi Library. Giant kite with the words for "Knowledge" is written.Jan 29, 2007
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2nd floor gallery area.Jan 29, 2007
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Yokaichi LibraryJan 29, 2007
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Kite sculptureJan 29, 2007
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Honmachi Shopping Arcade's shuttered doors.Jan 29, 2007
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Honmachi Shopping Arcade, now almost devoid of people.Jan 29, 2007
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The Yokaichi Station building was replaced by a new building in 1998. March 1, 1997 was the last day when the old station building was used before it was torn down. Omi Railways issued this commemorative ticket to mark the occasion.The drawing of the station and my photograph look almost exactly the same. The same advertising and billboards are on the building. Even the vending machines on the left are pictured in both.Jan 29, 2007
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Old Yokaichi Station. My first picture of Yokaichi, before this old station was torn down in 1997. I had to change trains at Yokaichi Station on the Omi Railway Line and had time to step out and take this picture. 旧八日市駅It was a small station, but the wooden building looked quite charming. There was nothing in front of the station, just a large paved area. A far cry from what it looks like today. Power/telephone lines are also underground, making the streets look clean and attractive. A dramatic change since the last time I passed through in 1991.Jan 29, 2007
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Kite decoration on mailbox outside the station.Jan 29, 2007
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View from station window. The area in front of the station is now lined with shops like Heiwado department store.Jan 29, 2007
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A kite hangs inside the airy pyramid roof of the station building.Jan 29, 2007
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Ohmi Railways Yokaichi Station. A modern ferro-concrete building was completed in June 1998 to replace the old wooden building.Jan 29, 2007
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