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Shiga Prefecture

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Shiga Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan, which forms part of the Kansai region in the western part of Honshu island. It encircles Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The capital is Ōtsu.
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Places to visit in Shiga Prefecture

Popular things to do in Shiga Prefecture

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Historic Walking Area
Kurokabe Square Nagahama
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Ski Area
Biwako Valley Otsu
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Taga Taisha Taga-cho
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Duration: 1 hour
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Castle
Hikone Castle Hikone
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Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Shiga Prefecture

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Historic Walking Area
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple Otsu
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Shirahige Shrine Takashima
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Ishiyamadera Temple Otsu
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Omi Shrine Otsu
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Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Shiga Prefecture

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History Museum
Nagahama Castle Historical Museum Nagahama
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Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Hikone Castle Museum Hikone
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Duration: 1 hour
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Art Museum
Sagawa Art Museum Moriyama
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Lake Biwa Museum Kusatsu
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Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Shiga Prefecture

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Factory Outlet
Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo Ryuo-cho
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Duration: 1 hour
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Gift & Specialty Shop
La Collina Omihachiman Omihachiman
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
Itoju Honten Hikone
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Shopping Mall
A Square Kusatsu
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Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Shiga Prefecture

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Religious Site
Doganji Kannondo Nagahama
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Religious Site
Saimyo-ji Temple 3 Storey Tower Kora-cho
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Walking Area
Kinomotojuku Nagahama
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Walking Area
Gokashokondo Street Higashiomi
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Shiga Prefecture

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Park
Ho Park Nagahama
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Duration: 1 hour
Playground
Makino Highland Takashima
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Duration: 1 hour
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Garden
Aquatic Plants Garden Mizunomori Kusatsu
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Duration: 1 hour