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 […] ...

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Explore Lake Biwa: Lake Biwa Museum at its finest
Explore Lake Biwa: Lake Biwa Museum at its finest

Amongst the hundreds of museums in Japan, Lake Biwa is rated as one of the best and largest lake-based museums in the city.   LAKE BIWA MUSEUM Lake Biwa Museum is located in Japan’s largest fre ...

Hikone and The Castle of Lake Biwa
Hikone and The Castle of Lake Biwa

Today, we will share the history of Hikone Castle (Official Website) Year 1600 It all began with a battle. In the year 1600 Japan was a very different shape than it is today. The country was divided ...

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Expect Marvelous Experience at the Hikone Castle
Explore Lake Biwa: Lake Biwa Museum at its finest
Explore Lake Biwa: Lake Biwa Museum at its finest

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.

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Hikone and The Castle of Lake Biwa
Hikone and The Castle of Lake Biwa

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.

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