Discover Japan's largest lake.

The area along Lake Biwa, Japan's largest lake, is renowned for its beautiful scenery, and the lake itself is a great place for water sports. A transportation hub not far from Kyoto, Shiga includes a castle town and old neighborhoods that are great for taking a stroll. And don't forget to visit the Koga-style ninja mansion! There is even skiing in winter!

Getting There

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Things to Do

Wind surfing and other water sports, Miho Museum tour, skiing and more

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