Shiga is located in the east of Kyoto, and Lake Biwa is located in the center of Shiga. The lake is the mother of Japanese and boasts the largest area and water storage capacity in Japan.

Its history has its origins in ancient times that date back to prehistoric times, and the ecosystem is diverse and registered in the Ramsar Convention.

In addition to Mt. Hiei, there are "Kosai" in the west, "Konan" in the south, and "Koto" in the east centering on Lake Biwa.

It is a sightseeing spot for the cherry blossoms and autumn leaves of the temple which is also popular among the ancient temple fans.

We will show you around Lake Biwa.

[Kosai area]

"Ukimi-do" : Famous place for one of Omi Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi),' Rakugan in Katata.'


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"Mii-dera Temple" (official name : Onjo-ji Temple, Grand Head Temple of Tendai Jimon Sect).

It is derived from the well that is said to have been used for the first bath for 3 emperors, Tenchi, Tenmu and Jito. It is one of Japan's 3 famous bells along with the Bonsho of Byodoin Temple and Jingo-ji Temple.

"Saikyo-ji Temple" : The family temple where Mitsuhide Akechi of' Kirin ga Kuru' (A Kirin Coming) protects and his wife Hiroko (hiroko) sleeps. There is a rumor that' Akechi's wife is the most beautiful woman in Japan.'



"Omi-jingu Shrine" : The graveyard of Mitsuhide's wife in the Kukyakuden Teien (of the Honnoji Incident, Mitsuhide's death, is located at the site of Otsukyo.



Due to the history of the transfer of the capital from Aska to Otsukyo in the sixth year of Emperor Tenchi's reign (667), the shrine was founded in the year 1940 of 佳節 in 2600 A.D. with Emperor Tenchi as the enshrined deity.

"Ono Takamura-jinja Shrine" is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the superstar of the Heian period, Onono Takamura, which is located in Otsukyo Kyoto Kanko Taxi and English Kanko Taxi Nobuaki NAGATA, a Otsukyo that has been relocated to Tokyo for only 5 years.

"Koto area" - Three mountains of Koto, "Saimyoji", "Kongorin-ji Temple" and "Hyakusai-ji Temple", all of which are Tendai sect temples.

It is a mountain temple with beautiful fresh green and autumn leaves.

"Saimyoji" (The Mirror of the East) : According to temple legend, the temple was founded by Sanshu Shonin (High Priest of the third Rank) in the early Heian period.

He is a legendary practitioner who is said to be the Kaizan Shonin (Priest Kaisan) of Mt. Ibuki as a sacred mountain of Shugendo (Japanese mountain asceticism-shamanism incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts).

Horai-no-Niwa Garden Kon-do Hall and Sanjunoto Hon-do Hall (Kon-do Hall)

Niomon "Kongorin-ji Temple" : According to temple legend, it was founded by Gyoki, a priest in the Nara period, at the imperial order of Emperor Shomu.

Gyoki Shonin was one of the' Sansho' (4 Sacred Sites) of Todai-ji Temple.

"Hyakusai-ji Temple," the Hondo (main hall) of the National Treasure, a three story pagoda of the Thousand Jizo of Akamon : According to temple legend, it was built by Prince Shotoku in 606 (Empress 14) during the Aska period. Nitenmon Gate

It is the oldest ancient temple in Omi Province and is called Ryuun-ji Temple because it was built in Baekje Hyakusai-ji Temple.

"Pilgrimage to the 100 Temples" and "Eigenji Temple" by Itsuki Hiroyuki, Sekigahara Kasumi Arimura of the Nio-mon Gate : A mountain temple with beautiful and the head temple of the Eigenji Temple school of the Rinzai sect.

The kaisan (founding priest) was Jakushitsu Genko, who spent his entire life as a Buddhist priest in black, and lived in seclusion at this temple.

On the approach to Eigenji Temple, there is a Ojizo-san wearing a mask. Kyoto Sightseeing Taxi English Interpretation Guide, Nobuaki Nagata. Let's hide the Ojizo-san wearing a mask.

"Hikone-jo Castle" : A castle town with a picturesque cherry blossom.

The Tenshu, Tsuke-yagura (Connecting Tower) and Tamon Yagura are national treasures, and the Tenshu is one of the 5 castles designated as national treasures.

Hikone-jo Castle Hori Tenshukaku Ojo-nai Tenbi-yagura (Tenbi-yagura inside the castle) : The scenery of the castle borrowed from the Genkyuen Garden of Tenbi-bashi Bridge, "Taga-taisha Shrine" : Otaga-san of' 7 times to Ise -jingu Shrine, 3 times to Kumano-jinja Shrine, and Otaga-sama ni tsukimairi' (a visit to the moon to Otagand Otaga-shikushi (Otaga-shikushi) were given to him.

Otaga-sama Shinba-sha Otaga-shishaku with various divine virtues

The Omama Shoro (bell tower), the nearby Azuchi Castle Site, and the Hachiman-yama Castle site are the birthplace of the Omi-shonin (Omi merchants), which have the prosperity of those days.

You can enjoy the elegant townscape such as the Hachimanbori and Shinmachi Street lined with storehouses.

We also recommend "Lake Biwa Museum" where you can learn and experience the ecology of Biwako.

"Konan area" - Three Konan mountains, Tendai sect ancient temples "Joraku-ji Temple", "Choju-ji Temple" and "Zensui-ji Temple".

The temple dates back to the Nara Tenpyo, and you can enjoy the appearance of autumn leaves in autumn.

"MIHO MUSEUM" in the woods of the Miho Museum of Art, which is popular with foreigners. The home of the raccoon dog, the home of Shigaraki. The Miho Museum is one of the collections of private art museums.

They have excellent products in a wide range of areas such as Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Middle East, China, and Japan.

・ Shigaraki Pottery Festival : Held for 3 days from October 8 to 10 every year.


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