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Cherry Blossoms in Shiga Prefecture, Japan

The cherry blossoms that you cannot see in Kyoto can be seen in Shiga/Lake Biwa

Mii-dera Temple

A famous temple in the lake coun-
tryof Omi with a history of 1000
years or more

Mii-dera Temple
Address
246, Onjojicho, Otsu City
Access
Get off at Miidera Station on the Keihan Electric Railway's Ishiyama-Sakamoto Line and 10 minutes by walking
URL
http://www.shiga-miidera.or.jp/translation/eng.html

Kaizuosaki

One of the places famous for cherry
blossoms in Japan where there is a
4-kilometer row of cherry trees
along the shoreline of Lake Biwa

Kaizuosaki
Address
Kaizu, Makinocho, Takashima City
Access
Get off at Makino Station on the JR Kosei Line and 5 minutes by bus
URL
http://www.takashima-kanko.jp/sakura/

Hikone-jo Castle

Hikone-jo Castle is a national
treasure built about 400 years ago

Hikone-jo Castle
Address
1-1, Konkicho, Hikone City
Access
Get off at Hikone Station on the JR Biwako Line and about 10 minutes by walking
URL
http://www.hikoneshi.com/en/hikone-castle

MIHO MUSEUM

An art museum that harmonizes nature,
architecture, and artwork
and then fuses the traditional with the modern
and the East and West.

MIHO MUSEUM
Address
300, Tashiro Momodani, Shigarakicho, Koka City
Access
Get off at Ishiyama Station on ther JR Biwako Line and about 50 minutes by bus
URL
http://www.miho.or.jp/english/

Omihachiman (Tour of riverside districts)

A tour of riverside districts/tour of
Hachiman-bori canal in which the
history and sceneries of
Omihachiman can be felt

Omihachiman (Tour of riverside districts)
Address
Omihachiman City
Access
There are five boarding points in Omihachiman area.
Get off at Omihachiman Station on the JR Biwako Line and about 10 minutes respectively by bus
URL
http://www.city.omihachiman.shiga.jp/cmsfiles/contents/0000009/9296/VisitingOmihachiman.pdf
http://www.omi8.com/

Delicious Foods in Shiga

Omi Beef

Omi Beef

Enjoy the exquisite taste in the birthplace of Omi beef Restaurant Sennaritei

Address
2-2-30, Kawara, Hikone City
Access
Get off at Hikone Station on the JR Biwako Line and 15 minutes by walking
URL
http://www.sennaritei.jp/

Funa-zushi(Crucian carp sushi)

Funa-zushi(Crucian carp sushi)

Funa-zushi is a culinary delicacy and the traditional taste of Shiga Prefecture

Address
Ryuo Funa-zushi Kobo 587-2, Okaya, Ryuocho, Gamou-gun
Access
About 20 minutes by car from Omihachiman Station
URL
http://www.e-27.com/

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