Lake Yogo cherry blossoms

Every April, cherry blossoms around Lake Yogo bloom quietly with little fanfare. No crowds and no noise except the breeze and rippling water.…

Ohmi Railways Hino Station revitalized

The town of Hino (日野町) in eastern Shiga Prefecture, Japan has always had an active movement to preserve or restore its traditional buildings,…
mt ibuki

Snow Cruise on Lake Biwa

Besides skiing, what else can we do in Shiga in winter? Let me suggest a snow cruise on Lake Biwa. After a snowfall,…

Lake Biwa Rowing Song Museum

Biwako Shuko no Uta aka Lake Biwa Rowing Song is Shiga Prefecture’s most famous song born in Imazu, Takashima. First composed by a…

Koto Sanzan Temple Trio autumn foliage 2021

In 2021, the Koto Sanzan autumn foliage peak season will be November 20th–23rd, 2021. Convenient shuttle buses will run between Hikone Station and the three Koto Sanzan temples.…

Odani Castle shuttle buses

In Nagahama, the Azai Clan’s Odani Castle is one of Japan’s most historic castles very much worth a visit. But it’s a mountain…
Nagahama Daitsuji

Nagahama News

Compilation of recent Nagahama news from shiga-ken.com’s Shiga Headlines on Twitter. If the embedded timeline is not displayed below, access it directly at Twitter here:…

Otsu News

Compilation of recent Otsu news from shiga-ken.com’s Shiga Headlines on Twitter. If the embedded timeline is not displayed below, access it directly at Twitter here: https://twitter.com/ShigaHeadlines/timelines/1357002000718729218…
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