Sights in Shiga

Sight in Shiga

Yume Kyobashi Castle Road

Yume Kyobashi Castle Road is known as an 'old and new town area' in Hikone. Here you will find rows of houses that replicate the town style back in the days of

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Daichi-ji Temple

Daichi-ji is a Zen Buddhist temple located in Shiga Prefecture.

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Kannonji Castle Remains

Kannonji Castle is a yamashiro-style castle (mountain castle) built at the end of the 15th century. It was attacked three times during the Onin Civil War.

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Azuchi Castle Remains

Azuchi Castle was the one of the primary residences of famous warlord Oda Nobunaga.

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Odani Castle Ruins

Odani Castle was a yamajiro-style castle (mountain castle) built by Lord Azai Sukemasa in 1516.

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Yasu Dotaku Museum

The Yasu Dotaku Museum is a museum mainly concerned with displaying and researching the purposes of Dotaku(bell-shaped bronze vessels) that were made in Japan d

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The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park

Located on a hill with a view of downtown Shigaraki, this cultural park provides visitors with information about traditional Japanese ceramics, or "Shigarakiyak

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The Shiga prefectural Museum of Modern Art

This museum is a modern art museum located in a "cultural zone" in Shiga prefecture, surrounded by greenery and nature and with a view of Biwako lake and the mo

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Shiga Prefectural Azuchi Castle Archeological Museum

The Azuchi Castle Archeological Museum is a museum of Japanese archeological history with its permanent exhibitions focusing around the beginning of the tumuli

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Sagawa Art Museum

The Sagawa Art Museum was built by the Sagawa Kyubin company and overlooks the Biwa lake. The main exhibitions consist of Japanese artist's work such as paintin

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Otsu City Museum of History

This museum is the museum of the history and culture of the Otsu region, which has a history of about 8000 years since the Jomon period.

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Nagahama Castle Historical Museum

Toyotomi Hideyoshi spent time in this castle of his in the Sengoku period. Today it has been turned into the Nagahama Castle Historical Museum and exhibits mate

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Miho Museum

The Miho Museum was designed by Ieoh Ming Pei, the architect who designed the glass pyramid at the Louvre. This museum contains a collection of over 2000 pieces

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The Museum of Shiga Prefecture Biwako-Bunkakan *CLOSED for now

This is the oldest museum in Shiga that is established in 1961. They exhibit some national treasures and important cultural properties, and a large number of pa

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Taj Mahal Everest restaurant

Offering many of traditional Indian curry dishes, this restaurant is both family friendly and budget friendly. Visitors can ask to dine in one of the small priv

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Yasui

The traditional Japanese ryokan is over 140 years old and is filled with character and atmosphere. It's located close to Hikone Castle which is a Japanese natio

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Beniayu

This Japanese-style inn has beautiful views out on to the lake, and each of the sixteen guest bedrooms has its own lake view and a private open-air bath. It's a

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Biwako Hotel

Located in Biwako, only 10 minutes from Kyoto. All guest suites feature verandas with lake views. Natural hot springs look out on Biwako.