Sights in Shiga

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Nakae Jungoro's Mansion

Nakae Jungoro's Mansion is a well-preserved merchant's building located in the conservation area of Higashiomi.

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Tonomura Uhei's Mansion

Tonomura Uhei's Mansion is a preserved merchants building with many collections from the Edo period remaining in great condition.

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Ogoto Hot Spring Yumotokan

Located in Ogoto Onsen, only 20 minutes from Kyoto Station on the Tokaido-Sanyo line, this hotel offers seven different types of hot spring baths with varying b

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Lake Biwa

This lake is the largest freshwater lake in Japan and spans about 670 km². Many boat tour companies offer tours around the lake. Lake Biwa is said to be one of

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Omihachiman Riverside Tour

This boat tour takes visitors around Shiga prefecture. The Omihachiman Riverside Tour allows visitors an opportunity to glimpse Japan's history and learn about

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Koga No Sato Ninja Village

Located in Koga, the birthplace of ninja, this rural village features a number of facilities, including the Ninja Museum, Shuriken Dojo, Karakuri House, and Wat

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Former Toyosato Elementary School

This former public elementary school features an interesting architecture, which was designed by William Merrell Vories, an American architect who later in life

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Shigaraki Tanuki Village

Known for being one of the "six old kilns" in Japan, this racoon dog, or "tanuki", village exhibits a variety of Shigaraki pottery objects, including plates, po

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L'Hotel du Lac

L'Hotel du Lac is a luxury resort hotel on Lake Biwa-ko in Nagahama, Shiga.

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Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple is a monastery of the Tendai sect of Buddhism located on Mt. Hiei in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture.

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Mangetsu-ji Temple Ukimido

Mangetsu-ji, or Ukimido floating temple hall, is well known for being one of the Eight Views of Omi (the most scenic views) in Shiga Prefecture.

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Shirahige Jinja Shrine

This is a Shinto shrine well known for its torii (gate) that stands in the lake.

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Hikone Castle

Hikone Castle is the centrepiece of Hikone and is the former residence of the Ii family. The castle is also designated a national treasure in Japan.

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Genkyuen Garden

Genkyuen Garden was built in 1677 and is located northeast of Hikone Castle.

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Hachiman-bori

Hachiman-bori is a canal that runs through Omihachiman City and is connected to Lake Biwa.

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Himure Hachiman-gu Shrine

Himure Hachiman-gu Shrine is located in the popular matsuri (festival) area of Omi-Hachiman.

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Biwako Valley

Biwako Valley is best known for its ropeway from which you can take in the views over Lake Biwa. It's also an adventure area for visitors who wish to take part