Discover The Shiga Prefecture

Shiga Prefecture is a region known for its beautiful Lake Biwa, historical sites, and traditional crafts. Visit the city of Otsu, with attractions like the Omi Jingu Shrine and the Lake Biwa Canal. Explore the picturesque town of Hikone, with its impressive Hikone Castle and Genkyu-en Garden. Discover the scenic landscapes around Lake Biwa, including the beautiful beaches of Omi-Maiko and the stunning views from Mount Hiei. Experience the traditional crafts of the region, like Omi-hachiman and Koka ninja techniques. Don't miss the chance to try local specialties like funazushi and Omi beef.

Getting around in Shiga prefecture

Valid rail and bus passes:
Shiga prefecture has a multitude of railway and bus passes that make it easier to get around.
Check out our listings below for passes that are valid within Shiga prefecture.


Rental cars:

Airports in Shiga prefecture

There are no airports with scheduled airline services in Shiga prefecture. The nearest and most convenient airport is Kansai International Airport in Osaka prefecture. 

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