Vegetarian's Japan Guide

Kansai Region

Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo, Nara, Wakayama

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Shiga Prefecture’s Top 12 Cherry Blossom Destinations

Located northeast of Kyoto, Shiga Prefecture is home to the biggest lake in Japan, Lake Biwa. But what many aren’t aware of is there are quite a few spots hidden in this less-traveled prefecture that are great for cherry blossom hunting. Many of these off-the-beaten-path places can be easily accessed from Kyoto by train.

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The Best Fall Foliage Destinations in Shiga Prefecture

Although famed for the beautiful cherry blossom scenery, many places in Shiga Prefecture are worth visiting in autumn. So, if you find yourself at a loose end during fall in Shiga, head down to these spots to experience the astonishing natural wonder of these secret places!

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The Top Hidden Gems in Kyoto that Is Worth Visiting

Kyoto, a city filled with Buddhist temples, palaces, and Shinto shrines, is Japan’s cultural capital and has become a major tourist destination worldwide. But did you know that in addition to the capital city of Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture has a plethora of hidden gems off the beaten path? Here are some of our favorites!