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
Sitting just around the mouth of Kii River in Wakayama Prefecture is the national historic site Wakayama Castle. This castle was built in the same spot as Ota Castle that is a rebuilt temple for Japan ...
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.