JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Gokasho Museums 五個荘の資料館・博物館
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Former residence of Omi merchant Fujii Hikoshiro (1876-1956) (藤井 彦四郎邸). Now a history museum.164 views
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Omi merchant statue.155 views
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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).144 viewsOhmi Railways Gokasho Station 近江鉄道五箇所駅
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Road to Mt. Kinugasa.97 views
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Inside the bus for Notogawa Station, about 15 min. ride.95 views
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Iki-ikikan-mae bus stop for JR Notogawa Station.94 views
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Fresh produce grown by local farmers. They don't use pesticides.61 views
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Old photos of Omi merchants carrying their trademark "tenbin" pole.60 views
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Omi merchant dolls57 views
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Senbei crackers56 views
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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.55 views
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Furo bath made of wood.52 views
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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49 views
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Omi merchant statue.49 views
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Tags and certificates.49 views
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Shopkeep's desk49 views
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Main guest room 主客間48 views
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Old photos of Omi merchants48 views
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Ohmi Railways Gokasho Station building as seen from the train platform.47 views
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Stone monument for the local Obata shonin merchants.47 views
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Foyer of house 玄関47 views
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Another guest meeting room 客間47 views
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Main guest room47 views
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Kitchen47 views
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Ohmi Railways Gokasho Station train platform.46 views
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Entrance room46 views
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Shopkeeper46 views
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In front of Gokasho Station is a map and stone monument.45 views
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Old Sprite sign45 views
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Entrance to the former residence of Omi merchant Fujii Hikoshiro (1876-1956) (藤井 彦四郎邸)45 views
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Corridor to rooms and garden.45 views
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Main guest room45 views
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Exterior view45 views
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Pine tree in garden45 views
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Kitchen area45 views
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Ohmi Merchant Museum45 views
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Anpukuji temple 安福寺45 views
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Oshiro Shrine torii 大城神社45 views
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Lobby of Iki-ikikan45 views
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Record books44 views
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Signs44 views
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Flower farm44 views
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Joeiji temple 浄栄寺44 views
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Another sign.43 views
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Bust of Fujii Hikoshiro43 views
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Guest meeting room 客間43 views
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Spacious garden outside Fujii Hikoshiro house (in background)43 views
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Ohmi Merchant Museum43 views
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Ohmi Merchant Museum is on the 3rd floor of this building. 近江商人博物館 Map43 views
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Baba-dori street 馬場通り43 views
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Fire dept.43 views
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Omi merchant display42 views
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Sign showing the way to Omi merchant homes.42 views
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Joeiji temple42 views
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Ohmi Railways Gokasho Station, waiting room.41 views
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Road in front of the train station.41 views
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Signs41 views
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Swing-down ladder to enter upper floor.41 views
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Omi merchant profiles41 views
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Cable TV notice.41 views
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Scenery along the route to the Omi Merchant Museum 15 min. walk away.41 views
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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41 views
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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41 views
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Spacious garden and Fujii Hikoshiro house40 views
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Statue of Fujii Hikoshiro40 views
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Western-style room40 views
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Western-style room40 views
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Tokonoma alcove40 views
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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.39 views
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Gokasho is a rural town.39 views
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Exterior view39 views
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Spacious garden outside Fujii Hikoshiro house39 views
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Obata dolls 小幡人形39 views
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Storage area38 views
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Garden35 views
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More display cases35 views
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