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Another Hino merchant home to visit is the Omi Hino Shonin Furusato-kan (近江日野商人ふるさと館). Former grand residence of Hino merchant Yamanaka Shokichi (旧山中正吉邸).
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Entrance to the Omi Hino Shonin Furusato-kan (近江日野商人ふるさと館). On the road leading to the entrance of Umamioka Watamuki Shrine.Yamanaka Shokichi was a Hino merchant born in 1809. He became a sake brewer in Shizuoka Prefecture. By the 1920s, his family became one of Shizuoka's most successful sake brewers.
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Omi Hino Shonin Furusato-kan was purchased and restored by Hino Town. It opened in April 2015.
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Click here for blog post about Omi Hino Shonin Furusato-kan.
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Japanese-style rooms.
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This room is the home's largest and also where you can have lunch.
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Lunch at Omi Hino Shonin Furusato-kan.
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Dessert was fig. Yummy!Reservations are required to have lunch here. Prices are affordable, starting at around ¥1,500. Call 0748-52-0008 (in Japanese). Address: 1264 Nishioji, Hino-cho, Gamou-gun, Shiga-ken 529-1628 (滋賀県蒲生郡日野町大字西大路1264番地)
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The food was prepared by a group of local ladies calling themselves the "Society for Continuing Traditional Cooking" (伝統料理を継続する会).They use locally grown vegetables and other ingredients made in Japan. They say that everything is "wholeheartedly handmade."
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Garden
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Intricate transom in the Japanese-style room.
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Intricate transom in the Japanese-style room.
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Western-style room in Omi Hino Shonin Furusato-kan.
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Notice the safe.
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Kitchen
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Western-style bathroom
     
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