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Art&Culture in Shiga

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  • Lake Biwa Museum
    149 Reviews
    Museum / Science Museum
    Shiga Pref. Kusatsushi Oroshimochou 1091

    This is a nice place to visit in Shiga. So nicely preserved and displayed the history of Lake Biwa. You can also see most of the species lives in the Lake Biwa in the aquarium part. Even the...

    338 Reviews
    Art Museum
    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Shigarakichoutashiro Momotani 300

    This is a museum designed by a famous architect I.M Pei who is known as an architect of a glass pyramid of Louvre Museum. A wide variety of exhibits was displayed, orient to occident and ancient to...

  • Sagawa Art Museum
    156 Reviews
    Art Museum
    Shiga Pref. Moriyamashi Mizuhochou Kitagawa 2891

    The museum itself is gorgeous inside and out. When you walk up towards the entrance to the building the sidewalk appears to be floating. The water surrounding the building is constantly moving and...

  • Nagahama Castle Historical Museum
    188 Reviews
    Museum / Science Museum
    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Kouenchou 10-10

    This small castle is a short walk from the Nagahama JR station and has a great view out over Lake Biwa. It was one of Hideyoshi Toyotomis first castles and the museum explains some of the history of...

  • Hikone Castle Museum
    163 Reviews
    Museum / Science Museum
    Shiga Pref. Hikoneshi Konkichou 1-1

    The Hikone Castle Museum located halfway between the JR Hakone Station and the Castle. Worth to pay a visit there in order to know more information and view the artifacts about the area in the past...

Shiga 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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