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Shiga

Scenic adventures around Lake Biwa

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Perfect Day at Mos Burger Minakuchi

Perfect Day at Mos Burger Minakuchi

Why do Japanese people love corn soup so much? Is it because its similarity to Chinese chicken and corn soup, French potage or the succulent sweet corn grown in Japan? At Mos Burger Japanese favourites like corn soup, matcha latte and prawn burgers s..

Men-ya Lennon

Men-ya Lennon

Shiga Prefecture is generally known for its bounty of fresh vegetables, wagyu (Ohmi beef), and funazushi; not for its ramen. However, if you crave a piping bowl of gourmet ramen, I have a suggestion: Men-ya Lennon. Just a few minutes from JR Otsu..

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Ho Park

Ho Park

Only five minutes by foot from JR Nagahama train station, nestled on the east of Japan’s biggest lake, Lake Biwa, Ho Park is a massive park surrounding Nagahama Castle, which was originally built by feudal lord Hideyoshi Toyotomi, but reconstru..

Nagahama Castle

Nagahama Castle

Initially built using stone walls in 1575 by feudal lord Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Nagahama Castle was destroyed in 1615. The town used to be called Imahama, but was renamed to Nagahama, after Hideyoshi’s lord Nobunaga. There used to be a port, where..

The Hachiman-Bori

The Hachiman-Bori

Winding its way through Omihachiman City in Shiga lies the Hachiman-Bori. Lined with steep cobbled walls and surrounded by the evidence of Old Edo, this manmade channel is one of the region’s best attractions. This historic merchant route conne..

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About shiga

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
RegionKansai
IslandHonshu
CapitalOtsu
Population1,410,777
Area4017.38 sq. km

The subject of the famous artist Hiroshige’s ukiyo-e paintings “Eight Views of Omi,” Shiga is famous for its many picturesque views thanks to Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake.

The lake and the surrounding area are perfect for water sports and outdoor activities, while much of Shiga avoided damage from World War II and the rapid urbanization right after it, making it a great place to relax and a prime day trip location from nearby Kyoto and Osaka. Enryaku-ji is one of the most important temples in Japan, while Hikone Castle is one of just four castles that are classified as national treasures.

The city of Koka has the Ninja Village, a very interesting attraction for domestic and foreign tourists alike. Shiga is also well known for its delicious food, including Omi beef and funa-zushi.

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