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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Shiga Prefecture

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Historical Places in Shiga Prefecture

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    Hikone Castle , Hikone
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    Enjoy a visit to the complex of Hikone Castle, hailed as being one of the best preserved castles in Japan. The castle, largely intact since i
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    Head up the mountain to find Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, a Tendai Buddhist monastery acting as the headquarters of the Tendai sect, now a UNES
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    Legend says that Lady Murasaki Shikibu commenced writing the world's oldest novel "The Tale of Genji" in Ishiyamadera Temple, in August 1004,
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    Admire views of the largest lake in the country, framed by the surrounding mountains and plant life, from Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), o
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    Hachiman-bori , Omihachiman
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    The 4.75 km (2.95 mi) long canal of Hachiman-bori was established in the late 16th century, offering visitors historical and picturesque view
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