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Lake Biwa, Hikone

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One of the 20 oldest lakes in the world, dating back to 4 million years ago, Lake Biwa holds an enormous cultural and historical significance for the country. References to the iconic lake can be found in numerous great works of literature, especially in poems and stories about the great battles that have been fought in its vicinity. If you visit during summer months, you’ll see "hanabi" (fireworks above the lake), while you can also join an annual marathon that has taken place by the lake since 1962. Take a walk on the beach bordered by pine trees, have a picnic, go swimming, and enjoy the views by the clear water. Put Lake Biwa into our Hikone tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Lake Biwa is the largest lake in Japan. There are many things you can do (look up on internet) there are water sports in the summer, kayaking rental most of the year, camping, swimming, picnicking, ha...  more »
  • Hikone boat ride came to looking more closely at Biwa Lake seen from Hikone Castle Square. Beautiful lake view from the horizon views. It would be nice to take a walk along the coast to. From this station are two Chikubu island and the views of many islands. See I've taken guide plate cruise departure time. View from the boat is surely impressive to bet it is.
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  • Unlike the Lake area! Was Dick lovers feel after a long absence and his wife as well. Quiet, large and very nice staff
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