At Hou Park, which surrounding Nagahama Castle near Lake Biwa, the cherry blossoms’ best season starts from the beginning of April. The number of tree is about 800. From the beg...
Shiga is prefecture with largest lake in Japan, Biwako. You are able to access center part, Otsu city within an hour from both Kyoto and Nagoya by Bullet Train.
There are Onsen and Ski resort. Also many marine sports are available at lakeshore.
As a tourist spot, there are many historical sites such as Enryakuji, Ishiyamadera, Hikone Castle. Especially
east side are of the lake was very important so there are a lot of ruins of castle or battles. Shigarayaki ceramic and Koga city which is famous for Koga Ninja are also in Shiga.
Beside the local original food represented by Funazushi, Shiga is known as producing center of "Omi Beef". So many restaurant offer nice stake in good price.