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Traveling in Shiga

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  • Hikone Castle
    Historical Monument
    Shiga Pref. Hikoneshi Konkichou 1-1
  • Dawn Redwood Avenue
    Takashima-shi Shiga prefecture Makino Town Hikariguchi - Makino
  • Taga Taisya Shrine
    143 Reviews
    Shiga Pref. Inukamiguntagachou Taga 604

    Peaceful,quiet,clean air... You can refresh your mind. Also you can buy some local foods and staffs around this shrine. Many shop are there.

  • Enryakuji
    568 Reviews
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Sakamotohonmachi 4220

    This is the birthplace of buddism. It is located on top of a mountain. Easy to get to. Train and then bus which takes u to a cable car (longest cable car in japan. 2.1kms) costs 1600y for return...

  • Ishiyama-dera Temple
    335 Reviews
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Ishiyamadera 1-1-1

    This place is more like a garden with lots of beautiful flowers than a temple. The environment is quiet and peaceful, not like other parks with too many tourists from other places. Be prepared to...

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.

Shiga Photo Album