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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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  • Nagahama-Imazu-counterclockwise along the Lake to Takashima Lakeshore Road is especially great. You can touch the nature rich. Fresh cherry blossoms in kaizu Osaki, Pixland Sequoia trees, lit by the Moonlight Lake and bored.
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  • 琵琶湖非常的美麗,可以選擇住在大津隔天繞湖一圈到近江八燔,彥根,海津大崎等地,也可順遊三千院常寂院等地感受古寺的氛圍。  more »
  • We visited in early April. Big lake is surrounded by mountains. Very quiet, it was magnificent. Without the shakes from Otsu Biwako Lake cruise was enjoyed views of Lake Biwa. When I came back to daejin Harbor exactly at the time of the "Lake Biwa flower fountain near the loved and enjoyed. I like to look at flowers fountain illuminated at night.
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