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Things to do in Lake Biwa

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Transportation
“彦根城 Hikone-jo castle is located near the biggest lake in Japan called Biwa lake. The castle has been maintained its original style since Edo era, the period of time about 400 years ago. There is a pretty cat character of Hikone-jo called Hikonyan, so please also check it out there. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Nature
“This is the spot where you can enjoy eating seasonal fruits all year round in Kansai. You can enjoy picking strawberries in spring, cherry hunting in summer, grape hunting in fall autumn, persimmon hunting in winter. Adults and children can enjoy there all season.”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“日本歴史上最も名前の知られている織田信長の城がありました。その豪華な天主閣は遠くヨーロッパまで伝えられ、今は近くの安土城考古博物館及び信長の館で偲ぶことができます。”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lake Biwa is the biggest lake in Japan. Walking around lakeshore is so comfortable and beautiful. In evening and night you can enjoy fantastic and seductive fountains at Hamaotsu harbor. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Even now the white-walled warehouse and old house line up on both the banks, leaving a remarkable remnant of time as if the time slipped. It is a sightseeing selected as a traditional building group preservation district, important cultural landscape district. It is also widely used as a location place for period dramas such as Mito Komon and Hissatsushigotonin.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“琵琶湖を取り巻く自然環境の変遷を、約2億5000万年前まで遡って紹介する博物館。琵琶湖周辺に生息していたゾウなど古生物の模型や骨格標本、原始の考古資料、実際に使われた漁具などを公開。さらに、写真パネルなどを用いて、世界の湖を研究・解説している。また、水族展示室も設けており、琵琶湖に生きる魚や、世界の淡水魚が泳ぐ姿も見ることができる。トンネル水槽で暮らす約300匹の淡水魚は、琵琶湖の沖合・竹生島の周辺に暮らす魚が中心。琵琶湖だけにすむ国内最大級のナマズ、ビワコオオナマズがいるナマズ専用の水槽は、夜行性のナマズを昼間に見学できるように照明調整するなど工夫されている。”
  • 3 locals recommend
Nature
“It is Japan's largest and oldest lake accounting for 1/6 of the area of Shiga Prefecture. Cruising and boating games, relaxing walks along the lake, you can enjoy a lot of leisure in magnificent nature. The scenic landscape of Lake Biwa Hakkei which was selected as a quasi-national park in 1950 is also represented in many poetry songs and paintings.”
  • 1 local recommends
Place of Worship
“One of the most oldest shrine in Japan. Clean air and power in this area. beautiful cherry blossoms and green or red color in the season as well.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“The "floating" tori at Shirahige Shrine is smaller than the tori at Miyajima, but forms a beautiful scene against the backdrop of Lake Biwa. びわ湖のなかに浮かぶように建つ朱塗りの鳥居で知られる。創建から約2000年の歴史を持つと伝えられており、近江最古の神社としても有名。インスタ映えスポット!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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Cemetery
  • 1 local recommends
Japanese Restaurant
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“こんこんと湧き出る澄んだ水。集落の中を巡る水路やその水を生活用水に利用したシステムを"かばた"(川端)と呼んでいます。 "Harie Shouzu-no-sato" -Harie & Shimofuri Waterside Sightseeing. All across these areas you can see underground water from the Adogawa River and the Hira mountains bubbling up as fresh springs. Observe a village where an eco-friendly water circulation system is an intimate part of everyday life, including still using "kabata" pools to obtain water for drinking and everyday use. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
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Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Soba Restaurant
“The restaurant is famous for good Soba in Japanese traditional building. in Sakamoto. and have an amazing restaurant (Miotsukushi) in the night.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“紀伊国屋によるカフェテリア。泰山寺と言う立地も良くお料理も美味です。 "Soranone Shokudou" nice located restaurant on the little hill named Taisanji.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Candy Store
“近江八幡発祥の和菓子店「たねや」の新機軸のお店です。広大な敷地はこれから発展する余裕をみて設計されています。ここのバームクーヘン、和菓子は全国的に有名です。”
  • 2 locals recommend

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