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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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  • It is the local people. As Lake Biwa is looked at on a map, you can see the Biwako Ohashi Bridge North and South divided into North Lake and South Lake, totally different area. In addition, North Lake Nanhu uneven volume so high transparency. Furthermore, who went a little higher in addition to your Yamagiwa Nagahama kaizu-Osaki area, such as the roads have a long-lived temple area of Omi-Hachiman and can't afford if that skirted the Lake Biwa on the drive, you'll feel the size that can be in the good. Especially North of Nagahama and Takashima called Lake, Abu Dhabi also transparency is views. In addition pine trees on the beach around the Lake Biwa (Takashima City Center) but may be frequently Mito kōmon filming done was so the view was actually a lake is visited by most of the beach scenes of Mito Komon. To really experience the Lake together with Northern Lakes, especially Lake you want to visit by all means.
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  • Lake Biwa of 1周 bike is long, depending on the amount of traffic I get bothered by it becomes apt for what is in the 1st lol takes up please try looking at Lake Biwa from various angles
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  • The largest lake in Japan. The Lake contains Islands, to obaczyć. In the summer water sports can be practiced in the spring to admire the Sakura a blushing clones momiji
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Where to stay in Hikone

Few international travelers stay the night in Hikone, with most electing to see the castle, admire the lake, and be on their way. Three hours from the capital, and one from Kyoto, Hikone visits usually come as part of a trip from the capital to Kyoto, or a day trip from the latter. Those that do opt to stay in Hikone can choose from a good number of standard hotels between the main train station and the castle grounds, as well as some more characterful, traditional ryokans around the district of Kawara to the south.
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