Shiga Prefecture

Skiing

Skiing in Kansai

Dec 20, 2018 By Justin Hanus

We're in the thick of the winter season now, and Japan is seeing its seasonal influx of tourists keen to take advantage of skiing and snowboarding in the country's famous...[ Click to read more ]

Mt. Ikoma

Trekking in the Kansai Region

Aug 20, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Exploring the flora, fauna and historical attractions of a new place is sometimes the best way to appreciate it. Some people might think just walking around in the more populous...[ Click to read more ]

Fushimi Castle

8 Most Popular Samurai Castles in the Kansai Region

Feb 26, 2018 By Justin Hanus

The Shogunate has been the most influential and highly esteemed form of government that began in Medieval Japan when the Imperial Court announced its birth through Minamoto no Yoritomo. Although...[ Click to read more ]

Skiing in the Kansai Region

Dec 22, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Japan has become a world-renowned skiing location over the past half-century. With its many mountains and long winter season bringing some of the heaviest annual snowfalls in the world, it...[ Click to read more ]

Lake Biwa – Take a Day trip, or Longer, to Japan’s Great Lake

Oct 20, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

Lake Biwa (琵琶湖 or Biwa-ko) in Shiga Prefecture is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, and thanks to it being located just northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto, it...[ Click to read more ]