At Hikone Castle, you can enjoy the magnificent view of about 1,200 cherry blossoms lit up reflecting on the water.
Omihachiman fire festival/ Sagicho Matsuri
Sagicho Matsuri, a figure of the animal of the year according to the Zodiac, made with marine products and grain, is mounted in the center of this float.
Onyu Pass Viewing Point / Shiga
Onyu Pass, a spectacular viewing point created by autumn leaves and sea of clouds is an 820m high forest road located on the border between Shiga and Fukui.
Ishiyama-dera Temple Autumn Color Illumination Event/ Shiga
Approximately 1,000 maple trees show their beautiful autumn foliage at Ishiyama-dera Temple. You can enjoy magical beauty of Japanese maples lit up.
Keisoku-ji Temple/ Shiga
Keisoku-ji, located in Nagahama of Shiga, an old abandoned temple is known for its beautiful “red carpet” approach, created by the falling red maple leaves.
Eigen-ji Temple/ Shiga
Eigen-ji, located along the gorge of the Echi-gawa river in Shiga is a beautiful spot for autumn foliage. 3,000 maple trees color the whole mountain in red.
Otsu Matsuri Festival （大津祭）
Otsu Matsuri is one of Shiga’s three major festivals.13 floats with performances of mechanical dolls, are gorgeously decorated and are carried through the city.
Evening illumination at Hiyoshi-Taisha/ Shiga
The leaves of 3000 maples and other trees color the vast precincts of Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine. The special night illumination creates a fantastic atmosphere.
The Metasequoia Tree-lined Road/ Shiga
About 500 gigantic metasequoia trees lined along both side of the long straight road of 2.4 km, located in the north of Shiga create a magnificent scenery
Mount Hieizan 1day highlight trip
Mount Hieizan, Kyoto’s eastern mountain range is known for Enryaku-ji. It’s a decent 1day trip out of Kyoto to enjoy gardens, temples and shrines, and hiking.
Former Chikurin-in Temple/ Shiga
Former Chikurin-in Temple, located at the foot of Mount Hieizan in Shiga, originally a villa of Enryaku-ji monks, is famous for its huge and beautiful garden.
Mangetsu-ji Temple/ Shiga
Mangetsu-ji, known as the Ukiumi-do, a floating temple is located on the southwest of Lake Biwa, to provide you one of the 8 beautiful landscapes of Shiga.