Vegetarian's Japan Guide

Shiga Prefecture


Kurokabe Square and Kaiyōdō Figure Museum Kurokabe Guide

If you are into shopping and trendy cafes, come to Kurokabe Square (黒壁スクエア) when you visit Nagahama! In this shopping district, not only are there boutique shops selling intricately hand-made glass items, but there is also a museum filled with figurines of various animes, animals, demons, and many other topics!


Keisoku-ji – Nagahama’s Most Alluring Destination in Fall

If you plan to visit Nagahama City in November, remember to put Keisoku-ji (鶏足寺) and Shakudō-ji Temple (石道寺) in your itinerary. Although located away from the city center, the two temples just minutes away from each other are the best destinations for autumn color hunting!


Shizugatake – The Stunning Attraction with a Bloody History

Because of the Battle of Shizugatake (賤ヶ岳の戦い) in 1583 between Hashiba Hideyoshi (羽柴秀吉) and Shibata Katsuie (柴田勝家), Mt. Shizugatake is not only a scenic destination but also a pilgrimage spot for Japanese history buffs. Around the summit, monuments of the battlefield and those who died in the war commemorate the historic event. At the same …

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