Most Beautiful Shrines & Temples In Shiga

Here're most beautiful shrines and temples to go when you travel in Shiga. Such as Shirahige Shrine with beautiful torii arch standing on the Lake Biwa, and Eigen-ji Temple famous for the autumn colored maple leaves, we selected best historical sites posted in City's Pride by the travelers and the locals who have actually traveled in Shiga.

Most Beautiful Shrines & Temples In Shiga [1-6]

1Kyorinbo Temple

Fall Colors On The Mossy Garden Of An Obscure Temple In Shiga

A stone temple Kyorinbo, built by Shotoku Taishi, is a great but a little known temple in Shiga Prefecture! The bamboo grove and mossy garden covered with fall colored leaves are like different world indeed. The falling red leaves down to the green moss are breathtakingly beautiful. What's more, you can see the carpet of red maple leaves in the later season.◎Open date in 2017: 11/1-12/17 9:30-16:30 Except for these dates, it opens only weekends and holidays. Illumination date: 11/18-12/10 17:30-20:00

2Shirahige Shrine

I Want To See It All Day! A Lightened Torii Gate On The Lake

Shirohige Shrine stands by the Lake Biwa and is proud of the oldest history in Oumi region. To be surprised, its torii gate stands on the lake! We can see the illuminated torii at night, and the lightened by the rising sun in the early morning.

3Taga Taisha Shrine

Illuminations Of Lighting Stones & Blue Laser Beams

Taga Taisha Shrine is lit up rhythmically with music. To release a shutter at the moment of your favorite colors, you can color the shrine as you like in the picture.◎Free parking area is available. Access by car is more convenient than other transportation. It'll be lit up till November 30th, but the stones and laser beam illumination can be see till October 8th.

4Ishiyama-dera Temple

A Temple With Rich Nature Overlooking Lake Biwa, And Loved By Noble Writers, Murasaki Shikibu & Matsuo Basho

There're national treasures and buildings of important cultural asset in the large precinct surrounded by nature, which makes you feel history. You can touch the cultures of Heian Era because of the connection with Murasaki Shikibu. This is a temple many famous writers have believed and favored since old times.◎Access: 10 min walk from Ishiyamadera Station Admission Fee: ¥600

5Eigen-ji Temple

Japanese Maple Temple With Autumn Colors

Eigen-ji Temple is called Japanese Maple Temple because it has many maple trees. In autumn, the precinct is filled with red, and these leaves are shining in the sun light.◎null

6Chikubu-shima Island

Let's Challenge At God's Island! Throwing Tiles And Your Wish Comes True If They Go Under The Torii Gate

Chikubu jima Shrine has a torii gate facing to Lake Biwa. Visitors write their wishes on kawara (tiles) and throw them to go under the torii. If you succeed it, your wish may come true! Let's challenge 'Kawara Nage'!