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I had many things on my to-see list for the day so I was in a bit of a hurry to get started. Hikone castle opens at 9am and, being an original castle, can get crowded, so I had to be there by opening time!Once at the castle I paid about 1000 yen for the full combination ticket, at first I thought...more...
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Funa-zushi While you’ve probably eaten the traditional form of Sushi, Funa-zushi is unique and distinctive. Funa-zushi is a type of fish that is salted and fermented in steamed rice in order to preserve the fish. Fish, usually carp, are caught at Lake Biwa, and are turned into Funa-zushi every y...more...
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Shiga Prefecture is great in that it is incredibly close to Kyoto and other tourist destinations in the Kansai Area. Not only is it close to other prefectures, it is also very easy to get around the prefecture and enjoy a wide variety of activities, from viewing castles, to relaxing on a lake, t...more...
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Because of Shiga Prefecture’s relative smallness, and its proximity to Kyoto and the Kansai area, Shiga is prefect for a quick one-day trip to enjoy nature and cultural buildings. In fact, the Keihan railway offers a one-day pass for exactly this reason. The Koto Koto Otsu One-day pass is a must ...more...
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While not as popular as its neighbors like Kyoto, Shiga is still a prefecture full of places to visit regardless of the goal of your visit. While many tourists travel to Kyoto each year to experience classical Japan, many people living in Kyoto love to travel to Shiga for vacations, particularly ...more...
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Hikone Castle Blossoms in Spring Hikone castle, situated near the shores of Lake Biwa, is also surrounded by over a thousand sakura trees. Every spring, the sakura trees blossom into a beautiful pink, and visitors from all around Japan come to enjoy the view. You can enjoy the outside view of th...more...
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Merch stores, themed cafés, Akihabara, manga museums... there are many things manga and anime fans can do when they visit Japan that they often don't have the chance to do in their home countries. However, there is a chance to take a break from the big stores and cities and venture into Japan's c...more...