Vegetarian's Japan Guide

Shiga Prefecture


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.


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!


Tamura Shrine – Where You Can Join a Unique Cleansing Ritual

Do you feel like nothing you have done recently has gone smoothly? Then, next time you visit Japan, you may want to stop by Tamura Shrine (田村神社). Known for its power in helping pilgrims get rid of their bad luck, it is also a popular place to pray for a safe upcoming trip.


Aburahi Shrine – A Popular Movie Shooting Destination

While there are quite a few temples and shrines that frequently appear on the big screen, Aburahi Shrine (油日神社) isn’t just a film shooting location. Its splendid tower gate and gorgeous hallway blend perfectly with the surrounding scenery and beautiful nature!


The Ultimate Kōka City’s Ninja Attractions Guide

You must have heard of the occupation, ninja in your life. They are those people who snuck into enemies’ houses to gather information. To protect themselves, they developed a series of ninja martial arts that helped them disguise themselves and/or escape from the scene smoothly.