Photo courtesy of Omihachiman Tourism Association

The Vories Architecture guided tours are available by the Omihachiman Tourist Association, the Omi Brotherhood Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, and a local volunteer guide group. In this tour, you'll visit Vories designed buildings of the Omihachiman area with a guide, including the Waterhouse Memorial Hall.

For more information about available tour dats, details of the tours, and booking, please see the Facebook page run by the Omihachiman Tourist Association or social media (Instagram / Facebook) of the Waterhouse Memorial Hall. If you'd like to walk around the town with a local guide, please inform us at the time of your reservation.

Photo courtesy of Omihachiman Tourism Association
Photo courtesy of Omihachiman Tourism Association

Audio Guide App

We also offer an audio guide application for you to visit the town's Vories architecture on your own, including the Waterhouse Memorial Hall.

To use the program, first install the app on your mobile device (iPhone or Android). With GPS function enabled, commentary about the architecture will play automatically when you visit designated Vories buildings. You can adjust the audio speed, and replay all or parts of the audio. Enjoy the architecture tour at your own pace with this app!

Application Screenshot
Included buildings as of March 2023
  • Vories Architecture: Ikedamachi Western-Style Residential District (Waterhouse Memorial Hall, Yoshida Residence, Double House), Andrews Memorial Hall, Former Chien Dormitory, Vories Memorial Hall, Hyde Memorial Hall & Kyoiku Kaikan
  • Commentary by Director Tsuji of the Hyde Memorial Hall
  • Commentary by Director Yabu of the Vories Memorial Hall

*Contents of this application will be periodically updated. Update status will be announced accordingly on our social media accounts.

App Instructions

This application is currently provided for guests at the Waterhouse Memorial only. For step-by-step instruction on how to use the app, please ask our staff during your stay at the venue. If you are not a guest and are interested in the app, please contact us with the inquiry form.