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Temples in Shiga

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  • Ishiyama-dera Temple
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    4.5
    335 Reviews
    Temple
    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...

  • Enryakuji
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    4.5
    568 Reviews
    Temple
    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...

  • Onjo-ji (Mii-dera) Temple
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    4.5
    254 Reviews
    Temple
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Onjoujichou 246

    We visited this place at the sakura (cherry blossoms) season but it was not crowded with tourists as expected. Actually we could walk quite leisurely around and enjoy the beautiful view. There was a...

  • Chomeiji Temple
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Temple
    Shiga Pref. Oumihachimanshi -chomeijichou 157

    西国31番札所長命寺で本堂の左手の高みに鐘楼があります。鐘楼の更に左に太郎坊権現社があります。長命寺の総鎮守です。太郎坊とは大天狗の名で天文年間(1532-1555年)後奈良天皇の時代に長命寺にいた普門坊なる超人的力をもった僧が寺を守護するため大天狗に変じたと伝わります。拝殿前からの琵琶湖の眺望が見事です。本堂前から眺める琵琶湖は一部高い木立に遮られますがこの高みからは展望がひらけ実に見事な眺めで...

  • Kannonshoji Temple
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Temple
    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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