5 days in Shiga Prefecture Itinerary

5 days in Shiga Prefecture Itinerary

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— 4 nights


Otsu ©
The lake port city of Otsu has a wealth of sites of historical and cultural importance and lies within close proximity to Kyoto.
Explore Otsu's surroundings by going to Hikone Castle (in Hikone), Nagahama (Kurokabe Square & Chikubushima) and Miho Museum (in Koka). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), make a trip to Hachiman-bori, get in on the family fun at Lake Biwa Kodomonokuni, and fly down the slopes at Biwako Valley.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Otsu trip maker.

Tokyo to Otsu is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Otsu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Otsu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Takashima, Nagahama, Omihachiman, Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo, Hikone Castle
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Hikone Castle ©
Hikone Castle
Ishiyamadera Temple ©
Ishiyamadera Temple
Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) ©
Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)