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Kinomoto is an old town filled with old houses, small shops selling traditional Japanese wares, and a beautiful temple. We were also fortunate to experience eating a delicious duck nabe dinner in the city of Nagahama.
The Kohoku Wild Bird Center is located in a perfect spot close to Lake Biwa, allowing for a great view of many beautiful birds native to the area.
We went skiing at Biwako Valley. Biwako Valley is a fantastic ski area commanding a great view of Biwako. There is no better place to enjoy skiing in Shiga.
Learn about the old art of making sake at the Hirai Shoten sake brewery including a tasting of their delicious sake selection followed by a trip back in time to the Meiji Era at the Hyakuchokan house.
Nagahama is a beautiful and historical town located just an hour from Kyoto in the outskirts of Shiga. Filled with amazing shops and people, you can find lovely glassware, accessories and food. The cozy atmosphere of Nagahama offers a traditional taste of authentic Japanese culture.
13 magnificent Hikiyamas parading through the streets in Otsu offer you the cultural richness of Japan through ingenious puppeteering, traditional music and tapestries classified as cultural inheritage. We were granted the honor to participate to the assembling of one of the 13 Hikiyamas called Gekkyudenzan.
Spend a day exploring Omihachiman’s hidden treasures: a historical merchant village; several craft/ art museums; canal and cable car rides; and traditional lantern festival.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
No, it’s just us having fun on Zip-lines at Biwako Valley.
There you can enjoy zip-lining in summer and snow sports in winter.
Both with unique views of Lake Biwa.
When it comes to enjoying summer holidays, there is nothing better than giving yourself the best treat by taking yourself away from the scorching heat of summers in metros to somewhere really cool and pleasant where you can fill your day with excitement. Lake Biwako is a paradise for lovers of nature and recreation. Beautiful and glorious as it sounds like, it is definitely the perfect pick if you want to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while soaking up the good life of adventurous activities.
There are fireworks here and there every year when the summer come.
So, well dressed with Japanese traditional costume, yukata and of course our camera
heading to this exciting festival.