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

JR Kosei Line

Train running at the foot of Mt. Hira

JR Kosei Line, which stretches northwards along the western shore of Lake Biwa (Kosei literally means “the west of the lake”), is acknowledged as one of the most scenic train lines in Kansai region. Taking a Kosei-bound train from Kyoto Station and passing through two tunnels, you emerge on the southern tip of the lake, … Read more

Terraced rice fields in Ogi (Summer)

Horseshoe-shaped paddy

Terraced paddy fields in Ogi, which appeared as glittering ponds this spring, are now covered with a brilliant green carpet of mostly-matured rice. Rice is very prolific. 20-centimetre-tall little seedlings have grown as high as the waist, with each bunch having 15-20 stalks. Some of them have young ears at the top already. Although the … Read more