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

Autumn leaves at Hiyoshitaisha

Autumn leaves and stone wall

Autumn has deepened around Lake Biwa. The trees are now ablaze with beautiful scarlet, orange and yellow. Along with cherry blossom in spring, the viewing of autumn leaves has been a popular seasonal activity for the Japanese for centuries. Every day the local news media report the turning of colors in the foliage at major … Read more

Mikami-yama (Omi-Fuji)

Mikami-yama from the western shore

From almost everywhere around the southern portion of Lake Biwa, you will see a beautifully symmetrical mountain standing prominent on the eastern plain. That is Mikami-yama (Mt. Mikami), one of the most well-known natural landmarks in Shiga Prefecture. While not very high at 432 metres, the peak’s claim to fame is obviously its eye-catching, nearly … Read more