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  • Hachiman-bori Canal
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    Omihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture
    A canal located in Miyauchi-cho, Omihachiman City. The canal was once used by Toyotomi Hidetsugu, nephew to the great samurai Toyotomi Hideyoshi, to further the movement of goods inland from Lake Biwa and bring prosperity to the town surrounding his home of Hachimanyama Castle. From the 1950s to the 60s, the canal was used for domestic wastewater and became seriously polluted, but thanks to the cleaning and preservation efforts of local residents, the state of the canal is now much improved. Today, the canal is a sightseeing destination renowned for its atmospheric scenery and is frequently used to film period dramas.
  • Kusatsu Inn Headquarters, National Historic Site
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    49 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Kusatsushi Kusatsu 1-2-8
    A National Historic Site located in 1 Chome Kusatsu, Kusatsu City. This honjin, or inn for government officials, was located in Kusatsujuku, a post station town which prospered due to its location at the confluence of the major Tokaido and Nakasendo Highways. During its heyday, the inn lodged numerous famous samurai lords. The building contains exhibits on the history of Kusatsujuku, including an account book inscribed with the names of various famous historic figures. Traditional rakugo comedic storytelling performances are held each month in the adjoining Rakuzakan performance hall.

    江戸時代の宿場町草津に残る、大名たちの宿泊施設であった本陣。施設の保存状態もよく、宿帳には来訪した有名人の記録も多数残っている。往時の様子を思い浮かべながら、しばしタイムスリップを楽しむことができる。

  • Former Site of the Seminario
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    Shiga Pref. Oumihachimanshi Aduchichoushimotoira
    A historic site located in Shimotoira Azuchi-cho, Omihachiman City. The Azuchi Seminario was built in 1580 as Japan’s first Christian seminary by Gnecchi-Soldo Organtino, a missionary of the Society of Jesus, with the help of the powerful samurai lord Oda Nobunaga. The seminary was lost along with Azuchi Castle and today the site is maintained as a park.
  • Former Toju Shoin
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    Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Adogawachoukamiogawa 211
    The ruins of Toju Shoin, a former lecture hall, are located a 15-minute walk from Adogawa Station. It was the site of the home and study of Nakae Toju, one of Japan's earliest followers of the Yangming School of Neo-Confucianism. It has now been rebuilt and is a National Historic Site. In the living quarters, visitors can see displays of Toju's calligraphy, personal effects, and writings, giving them an idea of the course of mastery of ancient learning. Visitors become so absorbed in reading Nakae Toju's writings, that they scarcely notice the passage of time.

    学校で日本史を勉強した人なら一度は耳にしたことのある中江藤樹の私塾藤樹書院の遺構です。中江藤樹は江戸幕府治下で重んじられた陽明学についての日本人としての解釈をかなり早い段階で完成させ、後の時代に勃興した国学等に大いに影響を与えたとされています。藤樹書院は中江藤樹の功績を称えた光格天皇から『徳本堂』の号を与えられています。 そういう意味では非常に象徴的なところではあるものの、遺構自体は明治時代に再...

  • Shigaraki-no-Miya Palace Ruins
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    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Shigarakichoumiyamachi
    This site is confirmed to have been the location of the Shigaraki-no-Miya Palace, which was built by Emperor Shomu in the distant mid-Nara period. Over 7,000 artifacts, including pottery and mokkan wooden writing strips, have been excavated at the site. One item that has gained particular attention is a mokkan with two poems from the ancient “Man’yoshu” poetry anthology written on either side. Today, the ruins sleep under rice paddies, and artifacts discovered at the site are displayed in a nearby museum. (Closed weekends. No advance reservation required. Large groups must make contact in advance.)
  • Anegawa Old Battlefield
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    11 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Nomurachou other
    This historical site is located in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture. It is known as the site where the armies of Asai and Asakura and the armies of Oda and Tokugawa fought. The surrounding areas have names such as fields of blood and bridges over rivers of blood due to the many casualties and people injured in the battle. There is a memorial at the foot of the Anegawa Nomura Bridge, which is said to have been dyed in the color of the soldiers' blood, as well as signs with explanations about the historical site.

    ちょっとそこまで、姉川古戦場に行ってきました。JR長浜駅からバスで野村橋下車で行けますが長浜近郊含めドライブする方が良いでしょう。野村町を流れる姉川の野村橋付近は戦国時代壮絶な戦いの場となったところで、織田家と組んだ浅井朝倉軍と徳川朝倉軍の合戦となった場所でもあります、この戦いでの死者は両軍で2500人と伝えられ姉川は真っ赤な血に染まったといわれ血原や血川橋との地名として悲惨さが残されています。

  • Biwako Cruise
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    Shiga Otsu-shi Hamaotsu 5-1-1
  • Dunpas
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    Shiga Otsu-shi Ogoto 5-10-56 Marina Ogoto Nai
  • SAIL SURF
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    Shiga Pref. Moriyamashi Imahamachou 2624-71
  • Mizuguchi Technos Farm
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    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Minakuchichouminakuchi 5940-4
  • Villa Sansui Spring Sansui
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    Shiga prefecture Takashima-shi Makinokacho Nishihama 761-1
  • Kurokabe Orgel
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    Shiga Nagahama-shi Motohamacho 12-38
  • Bisonoh Pieri Moriyama
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    Shiga Pref. Moriyamashi Imahamachou 2620-5
  • Carmel Beach Club
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    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Kitahira 243
  • Cover Towing service
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    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Wanimajuku 25
  • Ibuki Yama Paraglider Schol
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    Shiga Pref. Maibarashi Ueno 1488-2
  • Tudurao
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    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Nishiazaichousugaura 580
  • Hashibahideyoshiteiato
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    Shiga Pref. Oumihachimanshi Aduchichoushimotoira
  • Somiteramotodoato
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    Shiga Pref. Oumihachimanshi Aduchichoushimotoira
  • Kannonshoji Temple
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    40 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shiga Omihachiman-shi Azuchicho Ishidera 2

    西国観音霊場巡りで一度来ましたが、今回は百名城巡りの一環として行きました。裏の林道から車で行くと石段を登らずに済むのでお勧めです。33の格言が出迎えてくれました。御朱印のほか、百名城スタンプと御城印もいただくことができました。

Shiga Areas

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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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