Top Things To Do In shiga

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We have great places in Shiga Prefecture that were posted by travelers and the locals who have actually traveled there. Shiga is located northeast of Kansai Region, and famous for Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan. What's more, Shirahige Shrine with a beautiful torii gate on the lake, 4 kilometers cherry blossom trees in Kaizu Osaki, a sacred island Chikubu-shima, and the local food such as Oumi Beef and Mackerel Somen Noodle, are popular in Shiga Prefecture.

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Lake Biwa Firework Festival

Elegant Lights Arch! Full-blown Skyrockets Above The Biggest Lake Biwa

They have held it every August for more than 30 years in Otsu, Shiga Pref. Skyrockets is of course powerful, and the directions that makes the most of its location above the lake is worth seeing.

Kyorinbo 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.

Shirahige 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.

THE BIWAKO TERRACE

Terrace Like A Paradise Overlooking Lake Biwa From An Altitude Of 1100 Meters

Ride a ropeway from the foot of the mountain, you can go there like a garden of heaven. Tiled pool of a café and yellow lemonade are stylish. But the nature blue colors of Lake Biwa and the sky are most wonderful.

Taga 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.

Metasequoia Avenue

2.5 Kilometers Road Of Beautiful Metasequoia Avenue, One Of The 100 Most Scenic Roadside Trees In Japan

The Metasequoia Avenue is beautiful every season. Specially in summer, you can see the wonderful scenery of shining greens and the zebra road weaved by lights and shadows.

Hikone Castle

410 Years Since Building! A Beautiful & Wise National Treasure Overlooking Lake Biwa

Hikone Castle has a relation with Ii family. It's hard to be invaded and easy to use, so we can find wisdom everywhere in the castle. The historical interior is also the highlight. What is more, the castle seen from Genkyu-en Garden in the same site is so gorgeous that I can say it has both beauty and strength.

Eigen-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.

Chikubu-shima Island

Located In Lake Biwa, A Exquisite And Spiritual Power Spot 'Island Of God Living'

Chikubu jima is an uninhabited island located in Lake Biwa. In such a small island, there're one of the national treasures, important cultural assets and even one of the only thee images of Benzaiten in Japan. Because of its geographical condition and the sacred sight, they say the whole of the island has a spiritual power to give visitors divine grace.

Ishiyama-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.

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