Setting on the shores of Japan’s largest lake, Biwa, lies one of the most beautiful and historic castles in Japan. For the past 400 years, the castle remained as the most important cultural property in Shiga Prefecture since it was designated as a National Treasure in 1952. THE STORY BEHIND JAPAN’S BEST PRESERVED CASTLES The […] ...See More
Explore Lake Biwa: Lake Biwa Museum at its finest
Lake Biwa Museum, 1091 Oroshimocho, 下物町 Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Amongst the hundreds of museums in Japan, Lake Biwa is rated as one of the best and largest lake-based museums in the city.
Hikone and The Castle of Lake Biwa
1-1 Konkichō, Hikone-shi, Shiga-ken 522-0061, Japan
Hikone Castle is an original castle, i.e. it survived the post feudal era without undergoing destruction and reconstruction.