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



Oki-shima (1)

Oki-shima Port

Lake Biwa contains four islands. Oki-shima, located by the eastern shore of the middle portion of the lake, is the largest of the four, and the only one inhabited freshwater island in Japan. On this post and a few upcoming posts, we will be featuring nature and people’s lives of the island! The 1.5-square-km area … Read more

Terraced rice field in Ogi (Harvest)

Early and mid-September is the time of harvest here in Ogi. Terraced paddies are covered with a wavy golden blanket of rice, and hills and valleys are filled with the hustle-bustle of the farmers. Harvest-ready plants are now bowed down with nearly a hundred of grains fully ripen on their heads. A closer look shows … Read more