Walk Around

In downtown of Omachi, where Wachigai is located, there are lots of Machiya architecture buildings which built about 100 years ago. Some buildings are still used, but others are not. Today, those buildings have been transformed and have different purposes for this town. 

Walk around Wachigai, and find corners where still remains histories and cultures.


Visiting Machiya

Check out on the map where you can find Machiya.


Also you can find water tabs for tasting on the street.

In the east side of the main street, the water comes from Iyari Marshland, located closed to Aoki Lake, and in the west side, the water comes from Kamishirasawa, located under Mt. Kashima.

Those water tastes different....Enjoy your walk with different types of water!


Recommended Places

Ichinoya Sake Brewery

Established in 1865, Ichinoya has been brewing fine Sake used local rice and pure water from mountains. You can also find very old and big architecture of Machiya.


The building had been used for salt merchant for a long time during Edo period. Now it transformed into a museum which introduce histories and cultures about Shionomichi (Salt Road) .

​You can enjoy tea with a  view of beautiful Japanese garden.


The building had been used for warehouse to install hemp and linen, which produced in Miasa area.  Today, the building is used as a gallery for local artists. Also workshops and music events are held.

Izura Souvenir Shop

Izura Souvenir Shop sells a variety of souvenirs. Those are locally produced and unique to this area, such as Oyaki or wooden products. The lineup of souvenirs from Omachi is the most. 


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