Shiga Prefecture

Skiing in Kansai: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 12, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Skiing might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of tourist attractions in Japan, but the country attracts many enthusiasts each winter keen to experience...[ Click to read more ]

Wind Surfing

Water Sports You Can Try in Kobe

Aug 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Whether you're looking for an indoor swim or some outdoor action in a boat or on a surfboard, you can find plenty of water-based activities in and around Kobe at...[ 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 ]

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 ]