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From the Ohmi Railways' Gokasho Station, you can walk to the Fujii Hikoshiro House (藤井 彦四郎邸), which is also a history museum, and to the modern Ohmi Merchant Museum (近江商人博物館).Ohmi Railways Gokasho Station 近江鉄道五箇所駅
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Gokasho is famous for the grand, old homes of wealthy Omi merchants. Three of them are clustered together for us to visit inside. They are the former residences of Tonomura Uhee (外村 宇兵衛), Tonomura Shigeru (外村 繁), and Nakae Jungoro (中江
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You can buy a set of tickets to all four Omi merchant homes and the museum which cheaper than buying a ticket at each place. Ohmi Railways Gokasho Station 近江鉄道五箇所駅
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Gokasho was home to many Omi merchants who plied up and down Japan during the Edo Period to sell and trade their wares. They became quite successful selling medicines, lacquerware, sake, etc.Wall of former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Shigeru (1902-1961) (外村 繁邸).
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Ohmi Railways Gokasho Station, waiting room.
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Former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Shigeru (外村 繁邸). MapTonomura Shigeru (外村 繁), Tonomura Uhee (外村 宇兵衛), and Nakae Jungoro (中江 準五郎)
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Ohmi Railways Gokasho Station building as seen from the train platform.
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Entrance to former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Shigeru (外村 繁邸).
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Ohmi Railways Gokasho Station train platform.
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Entrance to former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Shigeru.
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In front of Gokasho Station is a map and stone monument.
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Living room of former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Shigeru.
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Stone monument for the local Obata shonin merchants.
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Road in front of the train station.
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Old Sprite sign
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Bus stop and sign to the Fujii house. Gokasho has good signs showing you the way to the Omi merchant homes.
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Woman's hairdressing room.
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Room with Hina festival dolls and entrance to the Tonomura Shigeru Literature Museum. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Gokasho is a rural town.
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Another sign.
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Entrance to the former residence of Omi merchant Fujii Hikoshiro (1876-1956) (藤井 彦四郎邸)
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Tonomura Shigeru Literature Museum (Bungakukan). Shigeru had a passion for writing, so he entrusted the family business to his younger brother. 外村 繁文学館
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Former residence of Omi merchant Fujii Hikoshiro (1876-1956) (藤井 彦四郎邸). Now a history museum.
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Picture of Tonomura Shigeru in the Literature Museum (Bungakukan). 外村 繁文学館
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Omi merchant statue.
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Attic
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Omi merchant statue.
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Bust of Fujii Hikoshiro
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Foyer of house 玄関
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Entrance room
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2nd floor balcony (Watch your head).
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Omi merchant display
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2nd floor balcony
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Corridor to rooms and garden.
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View from 2nd floor balcony
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2nd floor with more Hina dolls.
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Another guest meeting room 客間
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2nd floor room with Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Main guest room 主客間
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2nd floor room looking toward the balcony.
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Main guest room
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Hina festival dolls in alcove.
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Main guest room
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Hina festival dolls
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Exterior view
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2nd floor with Hina festival dolls
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Exterior view
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Hinamatsuri dolls
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Spacious garden outside Fujii Hikoshiro house
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Spacious garden outside Fujii Hikoshiro house (in background)
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Kitchen area with dirt floor.
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Pine tree in garden
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Kitchen area
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Spacious garden and Fujii Hikoshiro house
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Furo bath wirth wooden barrel (heated by firewood)
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Changing room next to bath.
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Western-style room
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Path to next Omi merchant home.
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Statue of Fujii Hikoshiro
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Turn left there.
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Old photos of Omi merchants
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Old photos of Omi merchants carrying their trademark "tenbin" pole.
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Former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Uhee (1777-1820) (外村 宇兵衛邸).
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Western-style room
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Entrance to former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Uhee.
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Record books
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Inside former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Uhee. 玄関
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Tags and certificates.
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Inside former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Uhee.
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Furo bath made of wood.
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Shopfront with shopkeeper's desk.
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Signs
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Shopkeeper's desk.
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Signs
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Living room
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Kitchen area
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Bonsai plum and pine trees
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Bonsai
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Shopkeeper
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Shopkeep's desk
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Bonsai plum trees
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Kitchen
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Showcase
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Storage area
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Shopkeeper's record book.
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Swing-down ladder to enter upper floor.
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Shopkeeper's record book.
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Attic, mainly for storage.
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Omi merchant profiles
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Attic and ceiling
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External view
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Obata dolls 小幡人形
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External view
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Garden
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Garden
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Tokonoma alcove
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Garden
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More display cases
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External view of house
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Statue of Omi merchant peddler carrying his trademark "tenbin" pole.
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Rickshaws
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Scenery along the route to the Omi Merchant Museum 15 min. walk away.
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Way to the third Omi merchant house.
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Flower farm
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Old mail box.
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Cable TV notice.
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Former home of Omi merchant Nakae Jungoro (中江 準五郎邸).
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Ohmi Merchant Museum is on the 3rd floor of this building. 近江商人博物館 Map
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Former home of Omi merchant Nakae Jungoro (中江 準五郎邸).
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This is actually the Tenbin no Sato Culture Center. てんびんの里文化学習センター
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Entrance to home of Omi merchant Nakae Jungoro (中江 準五郎邸).
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Ohmi Merchant Museum
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Entrance to home of Omi merchant Nakae Jungoro (中江 準五郎邸).
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Ohmi Merchant Museum
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Inside the home of Omi merchant Nakae Jungoro (中江 準五郎邸).
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Sign showing the way to Omi merchant homes.
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Bonsai
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Baba-dori street 馬場通り
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Corridor
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Oshiro Shrine torii 大城神社
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Anpukuji temple 安福寺
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Joeiji temple 浄栄寺
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Obata doll museum
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Joeiji temple
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Omi Obata Deko dolls
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Dolls
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Fire dept.
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Stairs to 2nd floor.
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Iki-ikikan tourist info center. This should be your first stop. Accessible by bus from JR Notogawa Station. 生き活き館
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Stairway
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Lobby of Iki-ikikan
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Tokonoma alcove with scroll.
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Souvenir shop inside Iki-ikikan, run by local farmers who sell their goods here. The senbei crackers and cookies are delicious.
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Window
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Omi merchant dolls
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Tokonoma alcove and scroll
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Senbei crackers
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2nd floor room
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Fresh produce grown by local farmers. They don't use pesticides.
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View from 2nd floor
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Road to Mt. Kinugasa.
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Garden and pond. This house has a nice garden.
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Iki-ikikan-mae bus stop for JR Notogawa Station.
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Stone lantern in garden
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Inside the bus for Notogawa Station, about 15 min. ride.
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Garden
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Garden and former home of Omi merchant Nakae Jungoro (中江 準五郎邸).
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Former home of Omi merchant Nakae Jungoro (中江 準五郎邸).
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Namako wall
 
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