We help you to plan your trip in the Kansai area (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Hyogo, Wakayama, Shiga).

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Mangetsu-ji Temple/ Shiga

Mangetsu-ji Temple, known as the Ukiumi-do, a floating temple is located in Katata on the southwest of Lake Biwa, to provide you one of the 8 beautiful landscapes of Shiga.

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Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine/ Shiga

Hiyoshi-Taisha Shrine is located at the foot of Mt. Hieizan in Shiga. The shrine is famous for beautiful autumn colors and monkeys known as divine messengers.

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Shirahige Shrine/ Shiga

The majestic red torii gate of Shirahige Shrine is floating in Lake Biwa. Shirahige Shrine, located on the western side of Lake Biwa in Shiga blesses visitors with a long life.

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A train trip around Lake Biwa/ Shiga

The Biwako line runs along the east side of Lake Biwa and the Kosei line runs along the west side. you can make a day trip around the lake by using those lines.

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Biwako Valley 「琵琶湖バレイ」/ Shiga

Biwako Valley, located at the west shore of Lake Biwa to offer a spectacular view of Lake Biwa, and a wide variety of activities throughout the year.

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Enryaku-ji Temple 「延暦寺」/ Shiga

Enryaku-ji, located in Kyoto’s eastern mountain range on Mt. Hieizan. You can go hiking or take the ropeway. The view from the ropeway is amazing.

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Hikone Castle 「彦根城」/ Shiga

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.