Lake Biwa(Biwako Visitors Bureau)
Hieizan Enryakuji Temple(Biwako Visitors Bureau)
Otsu Festival(Biwako Visitors Bureau)
Omi Beef(Shiga Pref)
Leisure at Lake Biwa(Biwako Visitors Bureau)
Located almost at the centre of Japan, Shiga has an area of approximately 4,017 km2, and a population of about 1,410,000 people. In its centre lies the biggest lake in Japan, Lake Biwa, surrounded by 1000 mertre high mountains. Although Shiga's climate is relatively warm, each season is distinctly different. Peaceful and abounding in nature, Shiga's beautiful scenery is enjoyable throughout the year. As a historically strategic point for traffic, business, and tourism in Japan, Shiga receives a large number of visitors through the year. This creates a constant flow of people, goods, and information. Shiga is located only 1.5 hours from Kansai Airport, less than 10 minutes from Kyoto, and 2.5 hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen (bullet train). Shiga also preserves many places of cultural and historical heritage, including a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hieizan Enryakuji Temple. Still today, our citizens continue to treasure the traditional culture and festivals. We have the 1200-year-old Sanno Festival and the 400-year-old Nagahama Hikiyama Festival in April. Then, in October, we hold the Otsu Festival, which dates back to the Edo Period. Known as the "Lake Country's Big Three," these festivals captivate many visitors. Shiga is also known for its delicious food, including Omi beef, which has over 400 years of history as Japan's oldest brand-name beef. The high-quality meat, with its soft texture, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness, and mellow fragrance, is seen by some as a work of art. Along with the locally grown Omi rice, these are just a few of the foods here in the abundant lands of Shiga. Lake Biwa itself is home to many university sports facilities, special aquatic sports locations, and other exclusive sports establishments. Visitors from all over Japan come to Lake Biwa to engage in aquatic sports, including rowing and canoeing.
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Kinki Region / Shiga / Shiga Prefecture
The Shiga Prefectural Martial Arts Gymnasium is located on the shore of Japan's biggest lake, Lake Biwa. The outside of the building is modeled after the white walls of a Japanese rice granary, and it...
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