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A town sustained by pottery, Shigaraki is one of the “six old kilns” of Japan.
MIHO MUSEUM is located in the mountains of Shigaraki and has an impressive collection of ancient art, a cafe and beautiful architecture.
We had a chance to experience Japanese rural life in Koka, Shiga Prefecture. This is usually only for groups (mainly school trips), but they made an exception for us.
Hi, this is Eleonora! I had the opportunity to enjoy a lovely experience in Shiga Prefecture and learning about this interesting place I would recommend everybody to visit.
Both Joey Hsiang and me had the pleasure to being showed around Hino, a very peculiar village whose inhabitants puts a lot of effort and devote themselves into getting ready to host the Girls Festival (aka. Hina Matsuri) every year on the 3rd of March.
Furthermore, we found out Hino has a long history as a flourish merchant village. Hino is particularly famous for pioneering the medicine manifactury and producing wine that was sold all around Japan.
I would say I had a particularly delicious experience in Shiga Prefecture thanks to the warm welcoming Kafuka Strawberry Farm. We had the pleasure to enter Kafuka Strawberry Farm greenhouse and pick up as many strawberries as we wanted to eat. Everything produced at Kafuka Farm is really healthy and tasteful and I would suggest everyone to go and have a look at their products selection.
On the coast of Lake Biwa is the thriving city called Hikone that continues to maintain its long with standing traditional roots. One of the prime examples of this is the art of crafting Butsudan (Buddhist altars).
The area around Taga in Shiga prefecture is famous as one of the beer and beverage manufacturing centers of Japan. Our guide showed us around the small town and the Kirin Beer and Kirin Beverage Factory.
Our afternoon was filled with history and good food. We toured a few temples and ever saw a few special things along the way. We were also treated to delicious food at two small, family-owned restaurants.
Fun awaits you on one of shigas many river adventures. Including river cruises, rafting and onsens.
Nagahama is a port city located on the Northeast corner of Lake Biwa. Within the city, there is an abundance of specialty shops and attractions. From the famous glass-making shop Kurokabe to the eclectic Kaiyodo Figure Museum to the beautiful Nagahama Castle, there’s something for everyone.