Lake Biwa

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   panoramio.com/ Enryaku-ji…

Japan’s Autumn Leaves in 2019: 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…

Greatest Japanese lakes

Perhaps, going to lakes doesn’t appeal to each and everyone. Some of you maybe think it’s better to go to the beach, and relax there. I used to think so too; until I found out these two great lakes that will make you want to go there. 1. Biwa Lake Author’s photo This lake is…

Cycling Lake Biwa, the Biggest Lake in Japan

Known as “Mother Lake,” Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture is Japan’s largest fresh water lake, and the third oldest lake in the world (preceded by Lake Tanganyika at 2nd and Lake Baikal at 1st). 235km around, this ancient lake is a popular destination not only for cycling, but for water sports and fishing as well.…