Shiga-ken Travel Guide

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Otsu

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Koka

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Kusatsu

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Otsu

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  • Enryakuji Temple

    Otsu Things to Do

    Located atop Mount Hiei, Enryakuji Temple is the head temple of the Tendai Buddhist sect, a World Heritage Site, and one of the top three holy grounds in Japan (the others being Mount Osore and Mount Koya). Although it is considered to be a single temple, Enryakuji is actually a large temple complex with many buildings. Pictures cannot be taken in...

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  • Auberge Meson

    Otsu Hotels

    1039-45 Kitahira, Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, 520-0503, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Go to the top!!

    Otsu Things to Do

    You must take the cable car & go to the top of Mt. Hiei & see the beautiful view of Lake Biwa. Lake Biwa occupies 1/6th of the area of Shiga Prefecture. It is one of the world's oldest lakes & the largest lake in Japan! The cable car takes 10 mins each way & runs every 1/2 an hr. Fares for the cable car:Adults 840yen one-way, 1570yen...

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Omihachiman

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  • Chomeiji Temple

    Omihachiman Things to Do

    Chomeiji Temple is the 31st Temple of the Saigoku 33 Temple Pilgrimage. It is said to have been built atop Mount Ikiya after Takenouchi no Sukune prayed there for a long life and went on to live over 300 years. There are 808 steps leading up to the temple. It's quite a climb, but the woods lining the stairs make it very atmospheric. The temple...

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  • Nishikawa and Ban Residences

    Omihachiman Things to Do

    The Nishikawa and Ban residences are both former merchant homes. Both families produced and sold tatami mats and fishing nets. The Ban house was completed in 1840 and the Nishikawa house dates back to 1706. The Nishikawa family was one of the most active merchant families in the town.The Ban house contains the float used in the Saghicho festival...

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  • Omi Beef

    Omihachiman Restaurants

    The Omi region is famous for its beef, so I decided to find a place that served Omi Beef while I was here. Senrian is not the most atmospheric but it's convenient. It's located in the Akindo no Sato area which is where tour buses to the area arrive so it is here to allow tourists to try the beef.I had the Omi Beef "Steak-don" (Omi beef served over...

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Koka

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  • Miho Museum

    Koka Things to Do

    The Miho Museum is a large, isolated museum tucked away in the mountains of the Shigaraki area of Koka. It's an art museum, but more than that, it's an experience!The museum was purposefully built in the middle of nowhere so that all the surroundings could be part of the museum and simply getting to the museum is supposed to be part of the overall...

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  • Ninja Yashiki

    Koka Things to Do

    The Ninja Yashiki is the former house of an actual ninja, and not just any ninja, one of the leaders of Koga-ryu Ninjutsu, Mochizuki. According to their information it is the only one left in Japan, so it is a worthwhile and unique experience for anyone with an interest in ninja.Tours are conducted periodically and if you visit, it is well worth...

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  • Ninja Village

    Koka Things to Do

    The Koka Ninja Village is a scenic little place with buildings and other things set up to help visitors learn about Koga Ninjutsu, which originated in this area. There is a small museum featuring artifacts, from clothing and props used by ninja to manuscripts. They have also recreated a ninja house, which features many different kinds of hidden...

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Hikone

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  • Daishiji Temple

    Hikone Things to Do

    Daishiji Temple means "Daishi Temple", a fitting name, as the temple is dedicated to Kobo Daishi, also known as Priest Kukai the founder of the Shingon sect. The temple is known for its statue of Kobo Daishi; the only statue of him sleeping/laying down. Within his head is a piece of the Buddha's relics from Toji Temple. Outside there are newly made...

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  • Business Hotel Serikawa

    Hikone Hotels

    As the name states, Business Hotel Serikawa is a business hotel, located along the Serikawa River....

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  • Atmospheric Italian

    Hikone Restaurants

    Cocotte is a pasta restaurant with great dinner/lunch sets. They have seafood pastas, vegetable risotto, and various spaghettis. Sets include a piece of bread, crispy salad, and drinks along with your meal. I got the bacon and mozerella cheese spaghetti set for 1000 yen. It was delicious! Lots of mozerella and the tomato sauce was good!The...

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