Shiga Area

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Lake Biwa Flower Fountain is the greatest pride of Hama Otsu among their attempts of creating their town’s beauty from water, standing as one of the largest fountains across the world.

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Rape blossom scatters 12000 flowers over Daiichi Nagisa park in time of early winter from January to February

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Omi Jingu shrine has a close tie with the definition of time in Japan as the very first water clock was introduced at the shrine by Emperor Tenji

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Hogonji Temple is located on the sacred Chikubu Island in Shiga Prefecture, dedicated to the goddess Benzaiten

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Around the precinct of Kongorinji temple, you can count a incredible number of stone Jizo statues up to 1000 ones

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Standing on Saimyoji temple grounds, there is the Saimyoji Fudanzakura cherry tree of 250 years old blooming throughout spring, autumn, and winter.

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About 500 lanterns will be hung and lit up around the precinct of Shiga-ken Gokoku shrine on the occasion of Mitama festival for the souls of the dead.

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Viva city is a large shopping arcade which is believed to be the only on around Hikone area

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Gathering to listen to chirping of insects is unique in Genkyuen garden

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Yumekyobashi road begins immediately from the bridge crossing the castle moat, stretching a short distance to the bustling streets

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Visitors are advised to not miss the Hikone Castle Museum lying on the foot of Hikone castle hill with various exhibitions of treasures belonging to the Lords’ family.

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Chikubushima is home land of Hogonji temple and Tsukubusumajinja shrine

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Lake Biwa occupies one sixth of the whole Shiga, covering almost all the prefecture by its limpid blue water on the map of Japan

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In about September, they will hold one of the most gorgeous night of light along Hachimanbori canal, lit up by 2000 lanterns

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Sagawa art museum is something unusual descending into the water area near the Lake Biwa

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Lake Biwa Museum is one of largest lake-based freshwater fish museums in Japan

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The little Ono Jinja Shrine in Shiga Prefecture is quite small but not so quiet cause it welcomes a huge number of tourists from both across Japan and the world

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Taga Taisha is considered as one among the most important and famous shrines in Shiga history

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Ogoto Onsen has emitted its charming steam to all over Shiga area and even to the neighboring Kyoto.

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Hiyoshi Taisha is famous as the leading shrine of more than 3800 Hiyoshi, Hie and Sanno Jinja shrines across Japan

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Ishiyamadera features a stroll garden called Muyuen with a pond reproducing the Lake Biwa, a waterfall and a heaven of plum, cherry blossom, azalea and Japanese iris

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Usually when we talk about Tori Gate floating in the sea you may imagine about scenery of Itsukushima Shrine. In this time, we would like to introduce similar scenery with Itsukushima Shrine, that is Shirahige Shrine.

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Ryuo Agri Park has the purpose of not only raising the best agricultural products but also promoting the food processing industry from these products in the prefecture.

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Enryakuji temple was built by priest Saicho, one of the most remarkable men in Japanese Buddhism field

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Originally, Miidera was known by the name of Onjo-ji temple as an inner temple of the Tendaijimon Buddhist sect

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To tell the story of the Castles across Japan, Hikone in Shiga is the only one that survived after enemy’s attacks, remaining the untouched structure through fire and sword.

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Visit the Ninja village in Koka, Shiga to get an amazing journey back in time to the age of Ninja to discover the life of talented Japanese samurai