3 days in Hikone, Nagahama & Omihachiman Itinerary

3 days in Hikone, Nagahama & Omihachiman Itinerary

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3 days in Hikone, Nagahama & Omihachiman Itinerary

Start: Kyoto
bus:  30​min
1
Hikone
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Nagahama
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Omihachiman
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Kyoto

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night
Hikone

Hikone
A small city on the shores of the country's largest lake, Hikone draws in visitors with its fine castle.
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Kyoto to Hikone is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in August: highs in Hikone hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. You will leave for Nagahama on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Hikone

Historic Sites Parks Museums

1
night
Nagahama

Nagahama ©
Rising to prominence under feudal rule in the 16th century, the city of Nagahama sits in the northeast Shiga Prefecture, on the shores of Lake Biwa.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Kurokabe Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagahama Hachimangu, then take an in-depth tour of Nagahama Castle Historical Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenneiji.

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Nagahama is just a stone's throw from Hikone. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nagahama

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tenneiji
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Kurokabe Square ©
Kurokabe Square
Nagahama Castle Historical Museum ©
Nagahama Castle Historical Museum
Tenneiji ©
Tenneiji

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hours
Omihachiman

Omihachiman ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the striking features of Hachimambetsuin, then steep yourself in history at Kannonshoji Temple, then make a trip to Oumi Shonin Yashiki Nakae Jungoro Tei, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyorimbo Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Omihachiman travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Nagahama to Omihachiman takes an hour. Traveling from Nagahama in August, you will find days in Omihachiman are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Omihachiman

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oumi Shonin Yashiki Nakae Jungoro Tei
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Kannonshoji Temple ©
Kannonshoji Temple