Omori Town (大森, Ōmori) is a one and a half kilometer long stretch of houses, shops, temples, and shrines that runs along the river valley to the north of the mines. It used to house magistrates, merchants and craftsmen who benefited from the nearby mines.
Today, many historical sites remain interspersed among the homes of the town's current residents, including the residences of some of the families that prospered here. A couple of these well-preserved homes are now open as museums for the public to explore. Museums and religious sites aside, the town's narrow streets and charming old buildings give Omori an atmosphere reminiscent of centuries past, making it a great place to explore.
The central bus stop, Omori Daikansho (Omori Former Government Office), is served by all buses, providing connections along Omori Town and to the parking lot at the Sekaiisan Center (every 15 minutes), to Oda-shi Station (1-2 buses per hour), Nima Station (about 5 buses per day) and Hiroshima (2 buses per day).
Omori Town can also be reached on foot from the parking lot: It takes about 20-30 minutes to walk to the town's southern end around the Gohyakurakan via a nature trail shortcut and an additional 15-20 minutes (without stops) to reach the town's northern end around the Former Government Office.
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