Japan Travel by NAVITIME - Japan Travel Guides, Transit Search and Itinerary Planner

Botanical Garden Spots in Shiga Area

  • Genkyu-En
    rating-image
    4.0
    126 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Hikoneshi Konkichou 3
    This is a garden with a large central pond and a circular walking trail located northeast of Hikone Castle. It was said to have been built by Ii Naooki, the fourth feudal lord of Hikone domain. This is a famous garden built with every luxury imaginable from the Edo culture—it is designed after a palace garden from the Chinese Emperor Xuanzong of Tang. Buildings such as Rinchikaku, artificial hills of Houshoudai are built as if they project out into the large lake, and trees, shrubs and rocks are cleverly arranged to imitate “Omi Hakkei” (Eight Views of Omi). The illumination is also well worth seeing, which is held in November during the season for autumnal leaves.

    This garden is quite pleasant, with a big pond and several bridges. The Hikone Castle can be sighted from several places around the pond. However I would only recommend this place for autumn...

  • Hino Dahlia Garden
    rating-image
    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Gamougunhinochou Kaigake 2198-1
    A botanical garden located in Kaigake, Hino Town, Gamo County, Shiga Prefecture. More than 12,000 dahlia plants spanning 150 varieties are grown on the garden’s grounds, and they bloom from early summer through fall. In addition to dahlias, tree peonies, Chinese peonies, and clematis are grown in the garden and visitors can also enjoy strawberry picking in a greenhouse from late February to late May.

    5月の連休前、4月下旬連休前に伺いました。 「日野ダリア園」のダリアの花は、夏から秋にかけての花で、その時期のダリアはパンフレットにも載る位、大変綺麗だそうです。 春は「芍薬」「牡丹」の花が咲いてたいそう綺麗だと言う事で、期待して伺いました。伺ったのは、4月の下旬連休直前でしたが、牡丹が数株咲いているだけで、芍薬牡丹とも満開には程遠い状態でした。一寸残念! 5月の中頃が見ごろか?それらの株数は...

  • Biwako Hakodateyama Lily Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Imaduchouhiokimae 4201-4
    A botanical garden located in Hiokimae Imazu-cho, Takashima City. The largest lily garden in the Kansai region, some 2.5 million lily plants are grown on the grounds. The garden has a lift from which riders can get a bird’s eye view of the flowers, a train from which you can enjoy the picturesque lilies and Lake Biwa in the distance, and play equipment for children. There’s also a restaurant serving dishes made with lily bulbs, a light meal stand, and a lily plant shop.
  • Hakodateyama Kokia Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Imaduchouhiokimae 4201-4
    A botanical garden located in Hiokimae Imazu-cho, Takashima City. Spread among four locations inside Biwako Hakodateyama Lily Garden, the largest lily garden in the Kansai area, visitors can enjoy the summer light green and fall crimson of some 2,000 burningbush plants. The Biwako Hakodateyama Lily Garden has facilities such as a lift; train; children’s play equipment; restaurant serving dishes made with lily bulbs; light meal stand; and lily shop.
  • Kusatsu City Aquatic Botanical Garden Mizunomori
    rating-image
    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Kusatsushi Oroshimochou 1091
    A public park located on the Karasuma Peninsula in Oroshimo-cho, Kusatsu City. Designed around the theme of “contact between plants and people and water and people,” visitors to the park can enjoy a variety of flowers throughout the year. The park’s Lotus Hall is filled with lotuses, water lilies, and other aquatic plants; the hall also has a store and a restaurant serving dishes such as soft serve ice cream and udon noodles made with lotus.

    The official website provides a calendar of plants good to see in different months. I visited in March. There were not much to see except the greenhouse and the flowers near the entrance. The garden...

  • Tennenzugatei
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Honkatata 2-12-5
  • Manyo no Mori Funaokayama
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga
  • Hakodateyamanosoba Hata
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Imaduchouhiokimae
  • Hakodateyama Ski Area
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Takashima-shi Imazucho Hiokimae 4201-4
  • Mori Yama Ashikari Sono
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Moriyama-shi Sugiecho
  • Omi Asian fawnlily no Sato
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shiga Takashima-shi Makinocho Ishiba

Shiga Main Areas

around-area-map

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.

Shiga Photo Album

Browse Interests