local_see Points of Interest

Artisanal Industry

Traditional industries dating back hundreds of years are still maintained in Ōmi today, including sake brewing, textile manufacture and dyeing, and manufacturing. Many of these places welcome visitors and offer opportunities to try your hand at these ancient crafts.

Nature

You’re never far from nature in Ōmi. The region has Japan’s largest lake, as well as major mountains such as Mt. Ibuki. The ecosystem of rice paddies criss-crossed by waterways hosts a wealth of wildlife. The natural world of Ōmi offers a wealth of options for outdoor enjoyment.

Museums

The Ōmi region played an important role in Japanese history – its samurai shaped the outline of the national polity, while its merchants established many of the companies that form the backbone of the Japanese economy. This background is presented by numerous interesting museums.

Hotels

To enjoy all that Ōmi has to offer, it’s best to bide here awhile, and the area has plenty of accommodation options, from luxury hotels and ryokan, to reasonably priced tourist hotels and pensions. Many offer useful services such as free bicycles to make your stay more enjoyable.

Traffic

Getting around Ōmi is easy using the extensive public transport network.