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Top 10 Things to Do in Omi Jingu, the Holy Land of Karuta!

What is Omi Jingu (近江神宮) like? It’s a fiery place that burns with the passion of every Karuta player who has played in a competition. Discover the charms of Omi Jingu, the Holy Land of Karuta! Omi Jingu is a shrine in Otsu City (大津市), Shiga Prefecture (滋賀県). It is located at the foot of…

4 Picture-Perfect Spots Worth Traveling to in Shiga Prefecture

One of the perfect places to relax at is located in the middle of Japan. The prefecture of Shiga (滋賀県) is where you can find Lake Biwa (琵琶湖), the largest lake in the country. Shiga is a mountainous place as it is surrounded by Mt. Ibuki (伊吹山) to the east, Mt. Hira-san (比良山) and Mt.…

Visit These 7 Spectacular Lake Castles and Water Castles in Japan

If you are a fan of Japanese architecture and looking for some exciting castles to explore, this article is for you. In Japan, there are a lot of castles built on mountains, plains, lakes, hills, etc. The kings and lords built these castles depending on their personal interests, military strategy, and location. A lake castle…

5 Picturesque Canals to Check Out and Enjoy Nature in Japan

Japan has a lot of canals that are being used for inland transportation and irrigation. There are two types of canals: one used for transportation or waterways, and the other for irrigation or water supply. They also attract many tourists. Here are 6 picturesque canals one should travel through in Japan. 1. Otaru-unga jp.zekkeijapan.com/ Otaru…

2 Must–Go-On Trips in Japan for Avid Nature Lovers

Japan is a totally beautiful place all the year round that needs to be appreciated to the fullest. Japanese have long been appreciating nature through their festivals, songs and folklore. Sometimes, they go on trips to do nothing more than appreciating the beauty of nature that humanity has been blessed with. Here are the two…

Immerse Yourself in Otsu’s Culture With These 2 Activities

Otsu is the capital city of Shiga Prefecture. It once flourished in the southwestern area as a post station along Tokaido Street. There are numerous historical sites and cultural assets that are found in the city. There are also a number of events and activities worth visiting and trying. Visit Enryaku-ji Temple aisucafe.deviantart.com/ Enryaku-ji Temple…

Japan’s Autumn Leaves in 2016: 10 Best Places to Visit

Japan in the autumn is beautiful no matter what region you are in. There are several locations for locals, residents and tourists alike to take leisurely walks and creative photos of the unique nature that Japan has to offer during this season. If you are hoping to travel to Japan just to see the amazing…

Japan’s ’Village of Living Water’ Has an Ingenious Method of Providing Fresh Water

Japan is known for the close relationship between its people and nature. Shinto, the native religion of Japan, includes the worship of natural phenomena and nature itself. It is not a surprise, therefore, that Japan is still predominantly covered in untouched forests. However, this rugged environment meant that the people of years ago had to…
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