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Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Festival

Partners Information: Enjoy 10,000 fireworks launched into the air over Lake Biwa, a stunning display of light that plays out in harmony with jets of…...
May 30, 2019 | Events | Latest News

[VIDEO] KANSAI JAPAN in 8K HDR Hyperlapse

Partners Information: Discover the charms of the Kansai region with this newly released promotional video from Kansai Tourism Bureau. The Kansai region includes Osaka prefecture, the…...
April 12, 2019 | Latest News

Temple lodging in Shiga Prefecture

Partners information: Become a monk for one night Shukubo, or “monk’s quarters” are popular lodging facilities found in Japanese temples, allowing you to stay the…...
November 15, 2018 | Accommodation | Latest News

Glamping in Shiga

Partners Information: Here are four accommodation facilities on Lake Biwa and the surrounding area where you can go glamping! Glamping in Shiga L’ Hôtel Du Lac…...
September 24, 2018 | Adventures | Latest News

Hiking at Mt Gozaisho

Partners Information: Today, we are introducing Mt. Gozaisho, a recommended hiking spot to go to even in the hot summer! Mt. Gozaisho is known as…...
September 4, 2018 | Adventures | Latest News

Biwaichi: Cycling around Lake Biwa

Partners Information: Have you heard of “Biwaichi”? Biwaichi Cycling allows you to cycle around the circumference of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan and…...
February 20, 2018 | Adventures | Latest News

Become a Ninja in Shiga Prefecture

Partners Information: Become a Ninja in Shiga Prefecture! Ninja served their lords by collecting information and using their unique ninjutsu fighting style, operating behind the…...
November 16, 2017 | Family | Latest News

Rose Gardens of Shiga

Partners information: Visit the rose gardens of Shiga Prefecture on your trip to Japan this autumn! Biwako Otsukan Biwako Otsukan is the venue of the…...
September 15, 2017 | Events | Latest News

Shiga Fireworks Festivals

Fireworks Festivals are one of the highlights of summer in Japan. Here’s a list of upcoming Fireworks Festivals to enjoy in Shiga Prefecture in 2017: Biwako…...
June 27, 2017 | Festivals

Firefly viewing spots in Shiga

Moriyama Hotaru Park and Walk A 3km walk from Moriyama Institute of Fireflies to Moriyama Station is set up for firefly viewing, a symbol of…...
May 22, 2017 | Events

Experience Zen Buddhism at Enryakuji Temple

Discover the teachings of Zen, the origin of Japanese culture. Learn about the spirit of Zen Buddhism, practice Zen meditation, transcribe sutras and try your…...
May 22, 2017 | Culture

Japanese sweet making class in Shiga

Kanou Shoujuan Sunai no Sato is a longstanding Japanese style confectioner, now synonymous with Shiga. Along with delicious delicacies, they also offer a chance to…...
May 2, 2017 | Cuisine