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Introducing Nagahama

Nagahama is a surprisingly appealing little town on the northeast shore of Biwa-ko, which can easily be paired with a trip to Hikone. The main attraction here is the Kurokabe Square neighbourhood northeast of the station.

If you're in the area from 14 to 16 April, check out the Nagahama Hikiyama Matsuri, in which costumed children perform Hikiyama kyōgen (comic drama) on top of a dozen festival floats decked out with elaborate ornamentation.

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