Castle tourism in Shiga Prefecture

Shiga Prefecture has flourished as a transportation hub since ancient times, centered around Japan's largest freshwater lake, Lake Biwa. Along Lake Biwa, where you can enjoy the beautiful waterside scenery, there are many famous castles such as Hikone Castle with its existing castle tower, Oda Nobunaga's Azuchi Castle, Nagahama Castle associated with Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Sawayama Castle built by Ishida Mitsunari. It is also the country of There are many castle towns that retain the atmosphere of the Edo period, so let's take a stroll around them. Hieizan Enryakuji Temple, a World Heritage Site, is also a popular spot. Don't forget to enjoy gourmet food such as lake fish dishes and Omi beef.

  • Hikone Castle
  • Nagahama Castle
  • Minakuchi Castle
  • Azuchi Castle
  • Wada Castle
  • Chikubu Island, Hogonji Temple

Travel and castles in Shiga Prefecture

Travel and Castles ex.1 Nagahama Castle, Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture
Example 1: Nagahama Castle, Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture
Nagahama Castle and castle town tour
  • day walkNagahama CastleNagahama Castle
  • Lake Biwa cruiseLake Biwa cruise
  • Biwa lakeBiwa lake
  • Chikubu IslandChikubu Island
  • Handmade soba MitaniHandmade soba Mitani
  • KeiunkanKeiunkan
  • Nagahama Railway SquareNagahama Railway Square
  • Kurokabe SquareKurokabe Square
  • Nagahama cityscapeNagahama cityscape
  • Nagahama/Lake Kita Biwa Fireworks FestivalNagahama/Lake Kita Biwa Fireworks Festival

Castle, temple and shrine sightseeing in Shiga Prefecture

Information on castles, temples, and shrines in Shiga Prefecture

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