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Park / Green Space Spots in Shiga Area

  • Kibougaoka Cultural Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Gamougunryuouchou Kuzushi 1178
    A public park straddling Ryuo Town in Gamo County and Yasu City, Shiga Prefecture. The park’s spacious grounds extend one kilometer north to south and four kilometers east to west. The park is comprised of a sports zone complete with a baseball field, playground, and other sports and recreation facilities; an outdoor activity zone with a campground and lodges; and a culture zone with a multipurpose field and training facilities which include lodging.
  • Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Shigarakichouchokushi 2188-7
    A public park located in Chokushi Shigaraki-cho, Koka City. The park is dotted with outdoor art exhibits and also encloses such facilities as a ceramics art gallery, training hall where ceramics arts can stay, and a Shigaraki ware museum with a shop and café. The park also has ceramics arts hold workshops and demonstrational lectures as well as artist markets.
  • Rokuha Park
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Kusatsushi Oiwake 7-11-2
    A public park located in Oiwakeminami, Kusatsu City. Facilities include a sports plaza with street basketball courts, flower plaza, playground, day camp area, outdoor stage, and insects house where children can play with rhinoceros beetles. An indoor pool is open on park grounds from mid-May to late September, while an outdoor pool is open from late July to late September.

    JR草津駅から車で15分くらいの場所です。 駐車場完備ですが、夏場は、プールがあるので、有料となります。

  • Otsu Lakefront Nagisa Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Shimanoseki other
    A public park extending 4.8 kilometers along the shore of Lake Biwa, from Uchidehama to close to the Omi Ohashi Bridge and the Seda River in Otsu City. Facilities include a multipurpose plaza; Uchide no Mori forest on the grounds of the Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Shiga; the Nagisa no Promenade walking path; and Sunshine Beach, which boasts a municipal pool and restaurant.
  • Daini Nagisa Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Moriyamashi Imahamachou Landlord
    A public park situated along the Kogan Road in Imahama-cho, Moriyama City. Facing the Lake Biwa, a wide, shallow beach stretches east and west on one side. The beach commands a view of the Hira Mountains on the opposite shore and in winter visitors can enjoy the sight of beautiful snow-capped peaks. The park adjoins Daiichi Nagisa Park, known for its early blooming rapeseed flowers and sunflowers.
  • Shiga-kenritsu Omi Fuji Karyoku Park
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Yasushi Mikami 519 Omi Fuji flower park
    A public park situated along Prefectural Route 325 in Mikami, Yasu City. The park has a playground; botanical garden; lodges and Japanese-style rooms for staying the night in; a barbecue ground; forest-themed museum; woodworking class facility; and the Satonoie, a restored former private home from the early Showa period.

    近江富士と言われる三上山の麓にある公園で 桜の時期はとても綺麗です。遊具があるので子供が小さい頃は良く遊びに訪れていました。

  • Manyo no Mori Funaokayama
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Higashioumishi Noguchichou · Kusuka-machi
    A public park located in Noguchi-cho and Nukazuka-cho, Higashiomi City. The park was created to commemorate the culture of the “Man’yoshu” ancient poetry anthology in the area. Facilities include monuments inscribed with poems from the anthology, a huge relieve depicting the “Hunt of Gamouno” as described in the poems of Prince Oama and Princess Nukata, and a “Man’yo Botanical Garden” planted with some 100 varieties of plants which appear in the anthology.
  • Omi Myoren Park
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Moriyamashi Nakachou 39
    A public park located in Naka-cho, Moriyama City. The “Omi Myoren” lotuses which bloom on Myoren Pond in the park are a variety of lotus believed to have been brought back to Japan from China during the Heian period by Ennin, chief priest of the Enryakuji Temple. The flowers bloom in the thousands from July to August. These flowers, together with the pond itself, have been designated a Natural Monument by the prefecture. The Omi Myoren Lotus Park Museum is located nearby in the park.


  • Minakuchi Kodomo no Mori Park
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Minakuchichoukitanaiki 10
    A public park situated along the Oumi-Green Road in Kitanaiki Minakuchi-cho, Koka City. Park facilities include an insect plaza an educational farm, and visitors can come in contact with the vast natural beauty of the area. There’s also a nature museum with fossil, plant, and animal exhibits where visitors can learn about the wildlife and natural history of Koka.


  • Hachiman Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Oumihachimanshi Miyauchichou
    A public park located at the foot of Mt. Hachiman in Miyauchi-cho, Omihachiman City. The summit of the mountain is a 20-minute walk from the park. The park also has a statue of the samurai lord Toyotomi Hidetsugu, who built Hachimanyama Castle and the surrounding town, creating the foundations for the development of the region. The park is also a renowned destination for flower viewing in spring.
  • Takama Mizube Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Koukachouaburahi 2216
    A public park located in Aburahi Koka-cho, Koka City. Facilities include a campground, cooking building, and training rooms, as well as a river water slide. The park’s plaza has a no reservations required barbecue area (note that the park does not offer barbecue equipment rentals).
  • Ho Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Kouenchou
    A public park located in Koen-cho, Nagahama City. The park is located on the site of Nagahama Castle, a castle abandoned in the Edo period; the park’s name is derived from an alternate reading of the first character used to write the name of the mighty samurai lord Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The Nagahama Castle Historical Museum, modeled after what the castle looked like during the Azuchi-Momoyama period, stands on the park’s grounds; the top of the tower serves as an observatory with a sweeping view of the surrounding area. The park is also a renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing in the spring and has been selected for inclusion in Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.
  • Enmei Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Higashioumishi Youkaichimatsuochou
    A public park located close to Yokkaichi Station in Matsuo-cho, Higashiomi City. The park has an observatory with a sweeping view of the city. Some 1,000 Yoshino cherries also grow on the grounds, and the park is a popular cherry blossom viewing destination in spring.
  • Nagisa Promenade
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Nionohama 1-4
    "Nagisa Promenade is a lakeside park located a ten-minute walk from Otsu Station on the JR Biwako Line. Within the park, which extends for 4.8 kilometers, is Nagisa Promenade along the lakefront, lined with flowerbeds planted with moss phlox. In the spring, visitors can enjoy the blooming phlox along with the lovely scenery of the lake. The best time for this is from the end of April through the first week of May. Both city residents and tourists love this park as place to enjoy a stroll along the lake. In addition to the Promenade, the park is divided into five other areas: Omatsuri (""Festival"") Plaza, Uchide no Mori (""Magic Forest""), Citizen's Plaza, Sunshine Beach, and Zeze Seiran no Michi."
  • Karasuma Memorial Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Kusatsushi Oroshimochou 1091-58
    "Karasumaru Commemorative Park is located at the beginning of the Karasumaru Peninsula on Lake Biwa. It was built to commemorate the end of a development project. In addition to a 15-meter tall arch-shaped monument that reads ""Lake Biwa, and the Kinki Region that depends on it,"" there are 12 whimsical sculptures. Other facilities include a museum and a water garden, where visitors can enjoy learning all about Lake Biwa. Many visitors, including those with children, consider this an ideal spot for a leisurely walk."
  • Iris Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Yasushi Yoshikawa 3326-1
    This park is located along the Lakeshore Road in Yoshikawa, Yasu City inside of Lake Biwa Miami Land in Biwako Quasi-National Park. The park is known for its birdwatching and its iris flowers. There are number of adjacent facilities including the Maiamhama Auto Campground, tennis courts, and a ground golf course.
  • Shiga Agricultural Park Blumen Hügel
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    Shiga Gamo-gun Hino Cho Nishioji 843
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    Shiga Kusatsu-shi Kitayamadacho 3268-1
    Shiga Kusatsu-shi Oji 1-3-18-1
  • Yasu Kawa Shinsui Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Konan-shi Natsumi

Shiga Main Areas


Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.

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