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Gujo Hachiman offers visitors a look at the traditional, small town atmosphere of rural Japan. Best known for its summer dance festival and its historic waterways, the town has many small museums and galleries, as well as temples and shrines, including Jionzenji Temple with its beautiful Zen garden, which earn Gujo Hachiman its "Little Kyoto" nickname.

For anyone intending to see several of Gujo's attractions, a combination pass is available for 1500 yen at the tourist office and at some of the participating sights. This pass provides access to all of the following museums and temples (as well as Hachiman Castle) on two consecutive days.

Museums

Gujo Hachiman Hakurankan City Museum

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (until 18:00 during the Gujo Odori festival)
Admission: 540 yen
Closed: December 24 to January 2

Rakugeikan Medical Museum

Hours: 10:00 to 16:00
Admission: 210 yen
Closed: Mondays and New Year holidays

Saito Museum

Hours: 10:00 to 16:00
Admission: 300 yen
Closed: January, February and Thursdays

Yudokan Museum

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00
Admission: 400 yen
Closed: January, February and Thursdays

Omodakaya Local History Museum

Hours: 9:00 to 19:00
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 250 yen

Anyoji Temple Treasure House

Hours: 10:00 to 16:00
Closed: Thursdays, New Year holidays, January and February
Admission: 300 yen

Waterway Attractions

Sogisui Source

Igawa Lane

Yanaka Lane

Temples and Shrines

Anyoji Temple

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