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Moriyama Station, west side. The west side of the station (toward the lake) is the main side. The east side is mainly residential. This building also has the Moriyama tourist info office to obtain maps and info. 守山駅
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Plaza in front of Moriyama Station, west side. MAP
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Plaza in front of Moriyama Station, west side.
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Moriyama Ginza shopping street near Moriyama Station
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Nagisa Park in Moriyama, Shiga has this beautiful field of nano-hana rape blossoms blooming in winter from early-Jan. to mid-March at this lakeside park. なぎさ公園 MAP
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About 12,000 flower plants carpet the area in yellow. Free admission.
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Accessible by bus from Moriyama Station.
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Biwako Ohashi Bridge spanning Lake Biwa from Moriyama to Katata.
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Nagisa Park.
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Rainbow
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Other side of the lake as seen from Moriyama. The giant and rusting ferris wheel is at the defunct Biwako Tower amusement park.
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Bus in Moriyama
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Crossing the Biwako Ohashi Bridge by bus which shuttles between Moriyama Station and Katata Station on the other side of the lake in Otsu. There's a sidewalk for pedestrians and bicycles. MAP
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View from Biwako Ohashi Bridge. The bus ride over the bridge from Moriyama to Katata takes about 36 min.
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Biwako Ohashi Bridge as seen from Mt. Hiei.
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Gate to Sagawa Art Museum. Admission 1000 yen for adults. Operated by the Sagawa Kyubin door-to-door courier company. 25-min. bus ride from JR Moriyama Station. MAP
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Sagawa Art Museum has twin buildings housing works by painter Hirayama Ikuo, sculpture by Sato Churyo, and tea bowls by potter Raku Kichizaemon. , the museum has an impressive collection of paintings by renown painter Hirayama Ikuo, sculpture by Sato Churyo, and tea bowls by potter Raku Kichizaemon.
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Opened in 1998 to mark the 40th anniversary of the company's founding. Highly recommended. Museum has a Shinto shrine architecture. Built on the company's former truck depot.
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Pieri Moriyama, a new shopping mall near the lake shore.
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Inside Pieri Moriyama. It was in financial trouble due to competing megamalls in southern and eastern Shiga. Many stores closed. MAPThe mall is being revived.
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This Lake View room is a rest place.
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Delighted to find free Internet connection terminals if you have a your own computer.
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On the balcony of Pieri Moriyama.
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Not a spectacular view, but the lake can be seen.
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Biwako Ohashi Bridge as seen from Pieri Moriyama.
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Pieri Moriyama's own boat dock.
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Moriyama Driver's License Center, where many people in Shiga got their driver's license. MAP
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Moriyama City Hall
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Moriyama City Hall
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San San Moriyama
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Moriyama firefly manhole, Shiga Pref.
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