9 SPECIAL PREFECTURE

shiga_1
shiga_2
shiga_3

DESTINATION
SHIGA

Life here revolves around the pristine waters of Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest freshwater lake. Hikone Castle, overlooking the bay, is a designated national treasure. Small boats still ply a maze of canals at Omi Hachiman, a merchant town which holds a raucous festival every March. One of the lake’s icons is the red torii of Shirahige Shrine, which seems to float in the water. And you’ll find an authentic ninja village in Koka, dating back to the 15th century.

SHIGA

ACCESS

shiga_access_img
Tokyo Station
2h
Kyoto Station
10min
Otsu Station
BACK TO TOP