Hostel in Omihachiman, Japan

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Get to know Omihachiman (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Omihachiman. To help you make friends with Omihachiman before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Omihachiman, Japan, is a town in Shiga Prefecture on Honshu Island, the most populous island in Japan. Ōmihachiman has around eighty-two thousand inhabitants and can look back to a long history of a commercial town, beginning in the sixteenth century. Most tourists visit the famous neighbour Kyoto and skip Shiga Prefecture. Nevertheless, the region offers some interesting sights that are worth visiting. For example, Lake Biwa and Mount Hachiman are very attractive for lovers of outdoor activities. The scenic old town centre with lovely canals is very appealing for locals as well as international tourists.

Classic hostels in Omihachiman, Japan are in low supply. However, you can find a couple of good hotels and guesthouses in the city centre. Japanese hostels and guesthouses are rather clean and tidy. Wi-Fi is common in most accommodations, including your Omihachiman, Japan hostel. The staff are usually very friendly, but speaking in English can be a problem.

The No-ma art museum is situated in the historic centre of Omihachiman and is housed in a renovated townhouse. It is an excellent opportunity for culture lovers to get to know the local art scene as well as international exhibitions. If you want to take a stroll in the centre, Hachiman-bori Canal Walk is very recommendable. Back in the days, the canal was used as a castle moat. Later, heavy cargo such as roof tiles were transported on the waterway. Especially in spring, it is a perfect place to see the cherry blossoms. The beautiful architecture attracts many tourists searching for the nostalgic Japanese style. Thanks to the beautiful streets and houses, it is also frequently used as a filming location for media and television productions. In addition to that, it is a perfect spot for photographers.

Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan and covers an area of just under seven hundred square kilometres. The lake is also considered one of the oldest lakes worldwide; the origin dates back to at least four million years ago.

Written by local enthusiast for Omihachiman hostels

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FAQ about Omihachiman Hostels

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Your Packing List for Omihachiman

Your Packing List for Omihachiman

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Omihachiman Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Omihachiman, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
8 Average rating of all hostels

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