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A Weekend Getaway at the Biwako Hotel

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Myriam Paillant (USA)
Josh Looney (USA)
Seong Won Hur (Korea)
Tae Suzuki (Japan)

Date
June 25, 2011

The Biwako Hotel, situated on Lake Biwa, is an excellent for a weekend getaway in Shiga. We had a memorable time; a delectable dining experience, breathtaking fireworks and a biking adventure along the shores of Lake Biwa.

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    Leaving the station, we anticipated a pleasant evening at the Biwako Hotel.

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    Admiring the hotel's unique architecture designed by Cesar Pelli.

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    The lobby is beautiful and welcoming.

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    Excited about our stay!!!

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    The simplicity of the hotel's hallway is comforting.

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    The interior of our room was warm and elegant.

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    Captivated by the view!

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    Our room oversaw Shiga's beautiful Lake Biwa.

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    Checking out the sights of Lake Biwa.

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    Watching the "Michigan", Lake Biwa cruise.

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    It's a pleasure to experience the hotel's sophistication.

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    On our way to dinner.

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    An intimate dinner by the lake.

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    Cheers!

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    A light appetizer, a fusion of Japanese and French cuisine.

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    Enjoying our meal together.

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    Trout fresh from Lake Biwa, Shiga's speciality.

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    Light colored fountains on the lake.

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    We watched dusk come upon the lake during dinner.

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    Focusing on the task at hand...

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    In good company...

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    The unique porthole windows of the hotel's hallways.

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    A festive evening view.

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    A surprise was waiting for us.

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    ...Fireworks! Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, a firework's display is held on Lake Biwa outside the hotel, at 20:30.

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    Sharing the experience together.

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    Onlookers in a fireworks-filled night.

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    Sparks in the air...

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    Mesmerized by the evening.

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    The luxurious onsen of Biwako Hotel is so relaxing.

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    After hours, a time to relax in the hotel's signature yukata evening wear.

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    The hotel gleams at night.

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    A summer morning on Lake Biwa.

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    The matinal view from our room's balcony.

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    "THE GARDEN," a perfect place to start our morning.

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    Breakfast is served!

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    We took adventure of the hotel's bike rentals.

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    Starting out an our biking adventure...

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    We biked past some restaurants along Lake Biwa.

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    Biking is a perfect way to take in the lake.

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    It's also a great way to experience Nagisa park...

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    ...and a good opportunity to spend time together.

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    We biked to Zeze park, the historical location of Zeze castle.

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    Enjoying Zeze park together.

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    The "Michigan" sets off!

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    The end of an amazing adventure at Biwako Hotel.

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