Koto Sanzan Temple Trio autumn foliage 2022

Koto Sanzan (湖東三山) is Shiga Prefecture’s famous trio of autumn foliage spots. The fall leaves are spectacular, contrasting with distinctive National Treasure Tendai…

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.…
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Nagahama Hikiyama Matsuri 2022 Festival Schedule

Updated: April 3, 2022 Nagahama Hikiyama Matsuri (長浜曳山祭) is a major float festival held annually on several days centering on April 15 by Nagahama Hachimangu…

Shiga Image Quiz

Updated: Jan. 30, 2018 Take the Shiga Image Quiz and learn more about Shiga Prefecture! Shiga Image Quiz has 50 questions showing 50 images of…

Shiga Quiz

Updated: Jan. 30, 2018 Take the Shiga Quiz and see how much you know about Shiga Prefecture! Shiga Quiz has 100 wide-ranging questions covering Shiga’s culture,…
Unveiling a new song monument at Kyoto University.

Kyoto University’s Biwako Shuko no Uta 100th anniversary celebration

京都大学「琵琶湖周航の歌」誕生百周年記念事業の報告 After the epic 100th anniversary celebration of Biwako Shuko no Uta in Shiga with a Lake Biwa rowing trip and concert in…
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Lake Biwa Rowing Song mini concert in Imazu 2017

Video link: https://youtu.be/9G94IppUiiE To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Shiga’s most famous and beloved song, Biwako Shuko no Uta (琵琶湖周航の歌), shiga-ken.com held a special mini…
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Sakura cruises to Kaizu-Osaki

Updated: March 20, 2022 Kaizu-Osaki is deservedly one of Japan’s 100 Famous Cherry Blossom Spots (さくら名所100選 according to the Japan Cherry Blossom Association). During…
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