Lake Biwa (琵琶湖, Biwa-ko) is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located entirely within Shiga Prefecture (west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto. [Wikipedia]
Sakura Season at Hokoen Park and Nagahama Castle is a delight, with around 600 Somei Yoshino cherry trees dotting the grounds. Admission..
One of the top hundred spots for cherry blossom viewing, Hou Park is a popular park among the local residents.
Initially built using stone walls in 1575 by feudal lord Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Nagahama Castle was destroyed in 1615. Now designated..