Welcome to Shiga Prefecture

Just across the Higashiyama mountains from Kyoto, Shiga Prefecture (滋賀県; Shiga-ken) is dominated by Biwa-ko, Japan's largest lake. Attractions here are easily visited as day trips from Kyoto. The biggest draws are the towns of Nagahama, for its picturesque Kurokabe Square neighbourhood of glass artisans, and Hikone, for its fine original castle. Other worthwhile destinations include the temples Mii-dera and... Read More

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