Most viewed - Lake Biwa Views 琵琶湖風景
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Southeastern shore of Lake Biwa153 viewsAs seen from Mt. Hiei Driveway. Kusatsu and Moriyama are in view.
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View from Mt. Hiei137 views
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Northern Lake Biwa (Sugaura)124 views
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Near Imazu, Takashima123 views
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Takatsuki-cho116 views
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Otsu shoreline and Mt. Hiei116 viewsAs seen from the Otsu Prince Hotel.
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Near Sugaura in northern Lake Biwa112 views
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Sugaura in northern Lake Biwa110 views
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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.79 views
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Lake Biwa is near the center of Honshu island between Nagoya and Kyoto.69 views
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This is how Lake Biwa compares to Tokyo in area.29 views
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Funazushi fermented carp fish.26 views
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Lake Biwa (blue) in Shiga Prefecture highlighted in pink.10 views
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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).8 views
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Northern Lake Biwa as seen from Mt. Shizugatake.5 views
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With shrines and temples, Chikubushima is a sacred island in northern Lake Biwa.5 views
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Chikubushima5 views
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Chikubushima and Mt. Ibuki as seen from Imazu.5 views
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Cycling up northern Lake Biwa.5 views
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Lake Biwa Museum in Kusatsu.5 views
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Otsu waterfront5 views
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Miidera in Otsu.5 views
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Southern Basin is shallow compared to the Northern Basin.4 views
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Biwa means "lute."4 views
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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4 views
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Kaizu-Osaki is famous for cherry blossoms along the lake shore. One of Japan's 100 Famous Cherry Blossom Spots.4 views
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Kaizu-Osaki cherry blossom cruise. Megumi docked at Kaizu-Osaki Port, Takashima, Shiga.4 views
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Kaizu-Osaki and Chikubushima.4 views
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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.4 views
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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4 views
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Shirahige Shrine torii as seen from the cruise boat.4 views
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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4 views
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Shirahige-no-Hama Beach and Lake Biwa in Takashima, Shiga Prefecture.4 views
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Sugaura in northern Lake Biwa.4 views
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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.4 views
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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.4 views
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A small stream empties through Haginohama Beach on the western shore.4 views
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Nagahama Castle as seen from Lake Biwa.4 views
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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.4 views
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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4 views
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View of Takeshima, an island with many shapes. Near Hikone.4 views
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Maibara beach.4 views
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Mt. Ibuki in winter as seen from Hikone.4 views
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Omi-Maiko is Shiga's most popular swimming beach.4 views
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Omi-Maiko white sand beach.4 views
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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.4 views
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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」4 views
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Neck of Lake Biwa with Biwako Ohashi Bridge connecting Moriyama and Katata.4 views
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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 1994.4 views
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South Basin4 views
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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.4 views
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Mt. Mikami across Lake Biwa from Karasaki.4 views
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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.4 views
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View of Lake Biwa and Otsu. Omi Ohashi Bridge in the background. The towering building is Otsu Prince Hotel.4 views
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Top of Otsu Prince Hotel has nice views.4 views
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Omi Ohashi Bridge in southern Lake Biwa leading to Seta River.4 views
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Biwako Bunkakan museum closed in March 2008. The museum was known for Buddhist art, including National Treasures.4 views
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Michigan paddlewheel boat leaving Otsu Port, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.4 views
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Bianca is Lake Biwa's largest tourist boat.4 views
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Uminoko Floating School operates overnight cruises for 5th graders to learn about Lake Biwa.4 views
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Most of Lake Biwa's boats are named after Otsu's sister cities. This is Lansing.4 views
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Rio Grande4 views
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Hikone Port4 views
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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.4 views
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Seta Karahashi Bridge in Otsu.4 views
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Cherry blossoms along Seta River in Otsu, Lake Biwa's only outflowing river.4 views
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Seta River in Otsu, Lake Biwa's only outflowing river.4 views
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Lake Biwa Canal near Miidera Temple supplies lake water to Kyoto.4 views
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Nightly water fountain show at Otsu Port.4 views
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Lake Nishinoko reed beds.4 views
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Lake Nishinoko, an attached lake in Omi-Hachiman.4 views
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Lake Biwa pearl mussel.4 views
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Lake Biwa pearls.4 views
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