A Culture of Water and Lifestyle
The lifestyle of growing and living with Lake Biwa involves the skillful use of water and living alongside, not in opposition, to nature.
A "lifestyle culture" that makes careful use of water, including the old waterways that draw water from the mountain and distribute it to each house and the system for using spring water without polluting it, can be seen in the lakeside regions and canal-side villages that have nurtured so much life over the years, fully representing the "lifestyle culture" of living alongside water.
The "culture of living with water" that can still be seen all across Shiga prefecture can teach us about the all-important connection between mankind and nature. The cultural scenery of this lifestyle that balances water and mankind appeals to many people in many walks of life.
Cultural assets comprising the "Culture of Water and Lifestyle"
Takashima City: Kaizu, Nishihama & Chinai Waterside Sightseeing
Takashima City: Harie & Shimofuri Waterside Sightseeing
Omizo Waterside Sightseeing
Iba Waterside Sightseeing
Higashikusano Mountain Village Sightseeing
Waterways of Omi-Hachiman
Townscape of Gokasho Kondo (Omi Merchant Houses)
Genkyu-en Garden (Genkyu Rakurakuen)
Former Hikone Domain Matsubara Suburban Residence Gardens (Ohama Goten)
Scenery of the Sugaura Lakeshore Village
Eigenji Temple and Okueigenji Mountain Village Scenery