Last additions - Lake Biwa Views 琵琶湖風景
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This is how Lake Biwa compares to Tokyo in area.Oct 09, 2018
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Funazushi fermented carp fish.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Biwa pearls.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Biwa pearl mussel.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Nishinoko, an attached lake in Omi-Hachiman.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Nishinoko reed beds.Oct 09, 2018
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Nightly water fountain show at Otsu Port.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Biwa Canal near Miidera Temple supplies lake water to Kyoto.Oct 09, 2018
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Seta River in Otsu, Lake Biwa's only outflowing river.Oct 09, 2018
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Cherry blossoms along Seta River in Otsu, Lake Biwa's only outflowing river.Oct 09, 2018
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Seta Karahashi Bridge in Otsu.Oct 09, 2018
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Setagawa River boat cruise modeled after the Ichiban-Maru paddlewheel steamboat which cruised on Lake Biwa in the 19th century. In operation during warmer months from Ishiyama-dera port and stopping at Nango Aqua Biwa and Seta-no-karahashi ports.Oct 09, 2018
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Hikone PortOct 09, 2018
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Rio GrandeOct 09, 2018
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Most of Lake Biwa's boats are named after Otsu's sister cities. This is Lansing.Oct 09, 2018
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Uminoko Floating School operates overnight cruises for 5th graders to learn about Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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Bianca is Lake Biwa's largest tourist boat.Oct 09, 2018
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Michigan paddlewheel boat leaving Otsu Port, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.Oct 09, 2018
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Miidera in Otsu.Oct 09, 2018
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Otsu waterfrontOct 09, 2018
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Biwako Bunkakan museum closed in March 2008. The museum was known for Buddhist art, including National Treasures.Oct 09, 2018
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Omi Ohashi Bridge in southern Lake Biwa leading to Seta River.Oct 09, 2018
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Top of Otsu Prince Hotel has nice views.Oct 09, 2018
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View of Lake Biwa and Otsu. Omi Ohashi Bridge in the background. The towering building is Otsu Prince Hotel.Oct 09, 2018
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Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine's boat dock is used during the Sanno Festival when they carry the portable mikoshi shrines on a boat.Oct 09, 2018
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Mt. Mikami across Lake Biwa from Karasaki.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Biwa Giant Catfish is the lake's largest endemic species (max. 1.2 meter long), dubbed the King of Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Biwa Museum in Kusatsu.Oct 09, 2018
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South BasinOct 09, 2018
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Biwako Ohashi Bridge is a toll road (200 yen for ordinary passenger cars), but free for bicycles and pedestrians who can go on the sidewalk. There are actually two parallel bridges, making it a four-lane bridge. The additional bridge was built in 1994.Oct 09, 2018
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Neck of Lake Biwa with Biwako Ohashi Bridge connecting Moriyama and Katata.Oct 09, 2018
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Ukiyoe woodblock print by Hiroshige showing "Descending Geese at Katata" with Ukimido in the background. 近江八景「堅田の落雁」Oct 09, 2018
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Ukimido floating temple in Katata, one of Shiga's most famous and picturesque buildings. One of the eight Omi Hakkei Views made famous by ukiyoe prints by Hiroshige.Oct 09, 2018
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Omi-Maiko white sand beach.Oct 09, 2018
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Omi-Maiko is Shiga's most popular swimming beach.Oct 09, 2018
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Mt. Ibuki in winter as seen from Hikone.Oct 09, 2018
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Maibara beach.Oct 09, 2018
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View of Takeshima, an island with many shapes. Near Hikone.Oct 09, 2018
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Okino-shiraishi Rocks, a favorite resting place for birds which turned the rocks white from bird droppings. Four rocks stand 80 meters deep in the lake. Out of the water, the tallest stands 14 meters high. 沖の白石Oct 09, 2018
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Arrow-shaped "eri" fish trap. It leads fish swimming along the fence into a small area where they can be caught.Oct 09, 2018
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Nagahama Castle as seen from Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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A small stream empties through Haginohama Beach on the western shore.Oct 09, 2018
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A small stream empties into Lake Biwa through Haginohama Beach. Numerous streams and rivers like this one feed water to the lake.Oct 09, 2018
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Kawau cormorants. Shiga has thousands of these birds, and most of them live on Chikubushima whose trees are being destroyed by the droppings and branches broken off to make bird nests.Oct 09, 2018
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Cycling up northern Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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Sugaura in northern Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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Shirahige-no-Hama Beach and Lake Biwa in Takashima, Shiga Prefecture.Oct 09, 2018
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Shirahige-no-Hama Beach in Takashima. I know they did some filming here for the NHK Taiga Drama "Go" where she rides on horseback. 白ひげの浜Oct 09, 2018
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Shirahige Shrine torii as seen from the cruise boat.Oct 09, 2018
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Shirahige Shrine torii, Takashima. One of Lake Biwa's best-known landmarks. It faces the shrine on land. Rent a bicycle or go by taxi from Omi-Takashima Station (Kosei Line).Oct 09, 2018
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About 100 meters offshore are two large rocks in the lake. They appear above the surface only when there is a water shortage. This little shrine with two rocks are for praying for rain. 二ツ石Oct 09, 2018
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Biwako Shuko no Uta song monument at Imazu Port. In June 1917, a song called Biwako Shuko no Uta (Lake Biwa Rowing Song) was composed by college student Taro Oguchi during a boat rowing trip around Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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Chikubushima and Mt. Ibuki as seen from Imazu.Oct 09, 2018
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Kaizu-Osaki and Chikubushima.Oct 09, 2018
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Kaizu-Osaki cherry blossom cruise. Megumi docked at Kaizu-Osaki Port, Takashima, Shiga.Oct 09, 2018
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Kaizu-Osaki is famous for cherry blossoms along the lake shore. One of Japan's 100 Famous Cherry Blossom Spots.Oct 09, 2018
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ChikubushimaOct 09, 2018
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Chikubushima is home to Hogonji Temple first built in 724 as ordered by the Emperor to worship the Goddess Benzaiten. It belongs to the Shingon Buddhist Sect (Buzan School) and it is the 30th temple in the 33-Temple Pilgrimage of Saigoku. 宝厳寺Oct 09, 2018
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With shrines and temples, Chikubushima is a sacred island in northern Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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Northern Lake Biwa as seen from Mt. Shizugatake.Oct 09, 2018
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Biwa means "lute."Oct 09, 2018
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Southern Basin is shallow compared to the Northern Basin.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Biwa (blue) in Shiga Prefecture highlighted in pink.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Biwa is near the center of Honshu island between Nagoya and Kyoto.Jul 01, 2014
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Lake Biwa has the North Basin and South Basin with the Biwako Ohashi Bridge as the border. Seta River is the only outflowing river.Jul 01, 2014
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Southeastern shore of Lake BiwaAs seen from Mt. Hiei Driveway. Kusatsu and Moriyama are in view.Oct 25, 2005
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Otsu shoreline and Mt. HieiAs seen from the Otsu Prince Hotel.Oct 25, 2005
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Northern Lake Biwa (Sugaura)Oct 24, 2005
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Sugaura in northern Lake BiwaOct 24, 2005
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Near Sugaura in northern Lake BiwaOct 24, 2005
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Near Imazu, TakashimaOct 24, 2005
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Takatsuki-choOct 24, 2005
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View from Mt. HieiOct 24, 2005
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