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On this page, we will post everything interesting, beautiful, cool, exciting, yummy and fun we found around Lake Biwa!



Beaches of Lake Biwa in summer

Pine tree providing a patch of shade on the beach

Centred by the country’s largest freshwater lake and surrounded by 1,000-metre mountains, Shiga Prefecture is one of the premier destinations for those who love outdoor. All year around you can enjoy a vast array of activities including hiking, cycling, skiing, sailing, golf, fishing and many others. Now that summer is here, the major pleasure is … Read more

Ishiyama-dera temple

The Main Hall

Located on the side of a mountain facing Seta River, the ancient temple complex of Ishiyama-dera has been overlooking the southern edge of Lake Biwa and water slowly flowing from there for over 1,200 years. As the name Ishiyama — literally a stony mountain — represents, one major feature of the temple is its rocky … Read more