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Mar. 2019

Cherry Blossom Viewing in Shiga

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【Ho Park】Early Apr. – Mid-Apr.
About 600 Someiyoshino blossoms burst into bloom around Nagahama Castle Historical Museum. It’s been designated one of the “100 best cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan”. You can see a blanket of cherry blossoms from the castle tower. Cherry blossoms are lit up at night during the season. ※Depending on the degree of blooming.

Address:10-10 Koencho, Nagahama City
Access:5min walk from JR Biwako Line Nagahama Sta.
Contact:Nagahama City Planning Division TEL:0749-62-4111 FAX:0749-63-4111

【Kaizuosaki】Early Apr. – Mid-Apr.
Designated one of the “100 best cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan”, about 800 Someiyoshino blossoms over 70 years old create a 4 km long cherry blossom tunnel at Kaizuosaki by Lake Biwa. It’s a well-known late blooming spot in the Kinki area.

Address:Kaizu, Makino-cho, Takashima City
Access:Take a Makino Community Bus (Makino Kogen Line) from the JR Makino sta. (JR Kosei Line) to Kaizuosaki-guchi. The spot is a 4 min. walk from the bus stop.
Contact:Biwako Takashima Tourist Association TEL:0740-33-7101 FAX:0740-33-7105

【Miidera Temple(Onjoji Temple)・Lake Biwa Canal】Early Apr. – Mid-Apr.
Close to Mii-dera Temple and Lake Biwa Canal, it is one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Shiga. The trees are lit up at night in the beginning of April. The illuminated tunnel of cherry blossom is breathtaking.

Opening Hours:8:00~17:00(Lighting Up 18:30~21:30)
Entrance Fee for Mii-dera Temple:¥600
Address:246 Onjojicho, Otsu City
Access:10min. walk From Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line Miidera Sta.
Contact:Onjoji Temple TEL:077-522-2238 FAX:077-522-2221

【MIHO MUSEUM】Mid-Apr. – End of Apr.
About 80 weeping cherry trees are in full bloom along the pass between the Reception Pavilion and the Museum Building.

Address:300 Momodani Tashiro, Shigaraki-cho, Koka City
Access:Take a bus from the south exit of the JR Ishiyama station (Biwako Line), bound for MIHO MUSEUM, for about 50 min. (¥820).
Contact:MIHO MUSEUM TEL:0748-82-3411 FAX:0748-82-3414