1 day in Shiga Prefecture Itinerary

1 day in Shiga Prefecture Itinerary

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1 day in Shiga Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Otsu
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Otsu


Nagahama ©
Rising to prominence under feudal rule in the 16th century, the city of Nagahama sits in the northeast Shiga Prefecture, on the shores of Lake Biwa.
You've now added Lake Biwa to your itinerary. On the 25th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園, then step into the grandiose world of Hikone Castle, then explore the activities along Lake Biwa, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kurokabe Square.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nagahama trip itinerary builder .

Otsu to Nagahama is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Otsu in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Nagahama, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Nagahama

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hikone, Lake Biwa
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Lake Biwa ©
Lake Biwa
Kurokabe Square ©
Kurokabe Square
Hikone Castle ©
Hikone Castle