Lake Biwa Bridge, Moriyama

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Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located in Shiga Prefecture (west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto. Because of its proximity to the ancient capital, references to Lake Biwa appear frequently in Japanese literature, particularly in poetry and in historical accounts of battles.NameThe name Biwako was established in the Edo period. There are various theories about the origin of the name Biwako, but it is generally believed to be so named because of the resemblance of its shape to that of a stringed instrument called the biwa. Kōsō, a learned monk of Enryaku-ji in the 14th century, gave a clue to the origin of the name Biwako in his writing: "The lake is the Pure land of the goddess Benzaiten because she lives on Chikubu Island and the shape of the lake is similar to that of the biwa, her favorite instrument."The lake was formerly known as the or the. Later the pronunciation Awaumi changed to the modern Ōmi as in the name of Ōmi Province. The lake is also called in literature.Area and useThe area of this lake is about 670 km². Small rivers drain from the surrounding mountains into Lake Biwa, and its main outlet is the Seta River, which later becomes the Uji River, combining with the Katsura and Kizu to become the Yodo River and flows into the Seto Inland Sea at Osaka Bay.
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  • I moved from the Katata is exhilarating. The OMI bridge is free of it why keep indefinitely even 150 yen??
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  • To cross the Lake to go in direction of Kosei Moriyama district Katata, so for quite some time speed becomes possible. Charges are applicable.
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  • When you go to a hotel across the River from Jr katada passed. I must imagine the bridge is a bridge in normal functional.
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  • - Very beautiful. At times, one can see 3-4 shades of water. - very transparent and clean water
  • This lake is worth visiting or at very least driving by. I enjoyed the scenic view, especially in the early morning hours.
  • Beautiful lake view....
  • Love Biwako, the north part of the lake is best.
  • A nice place for leisure with the family
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