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Ukimido (floating temple)

Ukimido (floating temple)

In his haiku poem about Ukimido, renowned poet Matsuo Basho wrote, “open the lock, let the moon shine in?Floating Temple”. …

Shigaraki Ware

Shigaraki Ware

Enjoy abundant natural beauty around the town of Shigaraki, where the art of pottery has flourished since ancient …

Seta no Karahashi Bridge

Seta no Karahashi Bridge

Karahashi Bridge has been a familiar landmark to countless travellers throughout the …

Seta Golf Course (54 holes)

Seta Golf Course (54 holes)

The Seta Golf Course boasts a spacious layout and expansive fairways encompassing three different courses for a total of 54 …

Sakamoto

Sakamoto

Sakamoto, which prospered as a temple town of Hieizan Enryakuji Temple, has about fifty temples with …

Saimyoji Temple

Saimyoji Temple

In the fall, the Saimyoji Temple’s stone-paved pathway is completely covered in red kaede maple …

Ryuo Golf Course

Ryuo Golf Course

The design of this course, making the most of pre-existing geographic features of the land, incorporates natural waterfalls and ponds throughout. …

The Former Chikurin-in ( Kyuchikurinin )

The Former Chikurin-in ( Kyuchikurinin )

As one of the Satobo (Monks’ residence in a temple in a mountain village), the Old Bamboo Institute is among most prestigious Enryakuji …

Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden (Kusatsu Aquatic Botanial Garden)

Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden (Kusatsu Aquatic Botanial Garden)

Located to the east of the city of Kusatsu and the Karasuma Peninsula, this botanical garden features an abundance of flowers …

Miidera Temple (Onjo-ji)

Miidera Temple (Onjo-ji)

Miidera Temple, officially named Onjo-ji, houses the well-known “evening bell at …

Miho Museum

Miho Museum

The nature, architecture and art of Shigaraki combined together created a harmonized space of …

Lake Biwa Museum

Lake Biwa Museum

Lake Biwa Museum’s various exhibits, chalked full of fascinating details, enable you to look back on several million years of Lake Biwa-area …

Lake Biwa Cruise

Lake Biwa Cruise

Lake Biwa Cruise is a sightseeing vessel can be boarded from the hotel-front pier (Nionohei Sightseeing …

Ishiyamadera Temple

Ishiyamadera Temple

Ishiyamadera Temple is known as the birthplace of “The Tale of Genji”. …

Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine

The Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine, head shrine for Japan’s more than 3,800 Sanno …

Hikone Castle

Hikone Castle

The Tenshukaku tower of Hikone Castle has been designated as a special historic national treasure. The picturesque sight of the moonlight …

Hieizan Enryakuji Temple

Hieizan Enryakuji Temple

Enryakuji, a World Heritage Site and head temple of the Tendai Buddhist sect, is a truly majestic and sacred …

Harie

Harie

Harie District located in the Shinasahich? of Takashima City was selected as one of the origins of the 100 Best Water Selections in …

Hakodateyama Ski Area

Hakodateyama Ski Area

Once ski season begins, ski to your heart’s content in perfect show, both natural and from snowmaking equipment, while taking in stunning views of …

Kurokabe Square

Kurokabe Square

Kurokabe Square is home to charming buildings harking back to the Meiji …

Kids Kabuki in Nagahama

Kids Kabuki in Nagahama

Today’s “Nagahama Hikiyama Festival” originated from the festival parade performed in Nagahama Hachiman Shrine based on the gold dust served …

Cherry Blossoms at Kaizu-Osaki (spring)

Cherry Blossoms at Kaizu-Osaki (spring)

In the spring at Kaizu-Osaki, along the shore of Lake Biwa, you can pass through a stunning tunnel of 600 cherry trees in full …

Biwako Hana Funsui (Lake Biwa flower fountain)

Biwako Hana Funsui (Lake Biwa flower fountain)

Marvel at the world’s largest fountain?measuring around 400 meters in …

The Otsu-e Shop (The Otsu Paintings Shop)

The Otsu-e Shop (The Otsu Paintings Shop)

The most well-known local souvenir that is representative of Otsu is the Otsu-e (Otsu Paintings). There are now many different varieties from plates …