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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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,…

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…
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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:…

Shiga Prefecture Hazard Maps

The recent massive flooding in Western Japan from Kyushu to Gifu has made many of us living in Japan check the vulnerability of…
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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…

Biwako Shuko no Uta 100th Anniversary

June 2017 was the 100th anniversary of Biwako Shuko no Uta (琵琶湖周航の歌 aka Lake Biwa Rowing Song), Shiga’s most famous song and one…

Child Kabuki Festival at Asakusa Shrine, Tokyo

This afternoon on July 9, 2017, a joint child kabuki performance by actors from Asakusa (Tokyo) and Nagahama (Shiga Prefecture) was held at…
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