Most viewed - Other Sights in Higashi-Omi
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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76 viewsIt 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.
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Ohmi Railways Yokaichi Station. A modern ferro-concrete building was completed in June 1998 to replace the old wooden building.53 views
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Kite sculpture42 views
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Honmachi Shopping Arcade, now almost devoid of people.40 views
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Yokaichi Library39 views
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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.37 viewsThe 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.
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Ohmi Railways Yokaichi Station 近江鉄道八日市駅37 views
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Sister city monument at Higashi-Omi City Hall.36 views
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Honmachi Shopping Arcade's shuttered doors.35 views
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Inside Yokaichi Library. Giant kite with the words for "Knowledge" is written.35 views
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Higashi-Omi City Hall 31 views
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View from station window. The area in front of the station is now lined with shops like Heiwado department store.30 views
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2nd floor gallery area.30 views
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A kite hangs inside the airy pyramid roof of the station building.29 views
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Higashi-Omi City Hall 29 views
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Kite decoration on mailbox outside the station.27 views
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Chokotto bus ちょこっとバス24 views
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Mural at Ohmi Railways Yokaichi Station22 views
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Ohmi Railways train at Yokaichi Station.15 views
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Hirata Station on the Ohmi Railways.10 views
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Shin-Yokaichi Station on the Ohmi Railway, the stop before Yokaichi Station terminal.2 views
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Train going to Omi-Hachiman from Shin-Yokaichi Station.2 views
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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).2 views
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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.2 views
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Tourists don’t normally get off at this station since most attractions are at the next stop, Yokaichi Station.2 views
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Toilet2 views
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Turnstile2 views
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Inside Shin-Yokaichi Station.2 views
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Love the inside of Shin-Yokaichi Station.2 views
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Train ticket window is manned only in the mroning.2 views
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Waiting room inside Shin-Yokaichi Station.2 views
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I wonder how old these benches are. Older than my mom perhaps.2 views
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Ceiling light.2 views
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Wish we could go up to the 2nd floor.2 views
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Shin-Yokaichi Station looks brown from the sides, but it's green on the front.2 views
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Amazing that this station is still being used. I figure its days are numbered though.2 views
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Roof needs repair.2 views
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Looks like no one will repair this building.2 views
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Signs of age in many places, but it adds to the rustic charm.2 views
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Nature trying to reclaim its place.1 views
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