Hisashi-buri I went to Kinomoto. They have a nice, spanking-new train station which opened at the same time as Nagahama’s station in Oct. 2006.
I was impressed by Jizo-in temple. Very interesting. You’ll love it if you like frogs.
Kinomoto is also where Yamauchi Kazutoyo bought his famous horse with his wife’s money. There were signs for it. Google Map