Hikone castle become a popular cherry blossom viewing spot in spring, about 1.200 cherry trees making the most beautiful time of year to visit the castle.
Nagahama Castle (長浜城) / Shiga
Nagahama castle is located in northern part of Shiga. You can see a layer of cherry blossoms from the castle tower during the cherry blossom season.
Kaizu-Osaki “Sakura” viewing / Shiga
Kaizu-Osaki has about 800 glorious cherry trees lining the northern shore of Lake Biwa for 4km. It’s one of Japan’s 100 greatest cherry blossom spots.
The Lake Biwa Canal / Otsu, Shiga
The lake biwa canal is one of the best spots for cherry blossom in the Kansai area. Around 600 cherry trees grow along the canal and Mii-dera temple is nearby.
Ishiyama-dera Temple (石山寺) / Otsu, Shiga
Ishiyama-dera, located in Shiga offers a beautiful view with blooming flowers such as cherry blossoms. There are many other historical and cultural properties.