Kyoto is an ancient city with many old buildings in Japan. We would like to introduce Shiga Prefecture, which is next to it, which is not well known today.
Shiga Prefecture has Japan's largest lake, Lake Biwa, and Lake Biwa Canal, which was created in the Meiji era, is used to drain the lake water to the west adjacent Kyoto city. The water passes from Lake Biwa, through the Keage Incline, through the Okazaki area, and reaches the Kamo River. There is a hydrophobic ship in the canal, and there are sightseeing ships from Otsu City to Keage.
The Lake Biwa Canal Cruise
Shiga Prefecture also has many tourist attractions, and a lake exists in the middle of the land surrounded by mountains. There are four seasons to enjoy, skiing and snowboarding in winter, cherry blossom viewing in spring, BBQ, fishing and fireworks at Lake Biwa in summer, autumn leaves in the mountains, and an environment where you can fully enjoy nature.
To Shiga Prefecture, it's possible to visit Otsu Station (2 stations from JR Kyoto Station) and Biwako-Hamaotsu Station (Keihan Line). In Otsu City, there are also old-fashioned shopping streets and Otsu Port where you can walk along the well maintained lakeshore, where you can stop by and spend a leisurely time.
Also, if you like cycling and driving, you can also enjoy cycling around Lake Biwa. Lake Biwa is called the North lake and the South lake separately, and the north of Lake Biwa Bridge is the North Lake. One round of Lake Biwa is 200km, and one round of North Lake is 140km. It takes about 4 to 5 hours to drive around, so it's a good idea to spend a day enjoying the drive while taking a break.
Shiga Prefecture is a very attractive city where you can enjoy nature.
Enjoy the air, scenery, mountains and lakes, culture in Kyoto, and nature in Shiga.
In the coming season, please enjoy swimming, bass fishing and BBQ with friends and family in Shiga prefecture.
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