Shiga Prefecture (滋賀県, Shiga-ken) is a prefecture of Japan, which forms part of the Kansai region in the western part of Honshu island. It encircles Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan.
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Lake Biwa (Japanese: 琵琶湖, Hepburn: Biwa-ko) is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located in Shiga Prefecture (west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto Because of its proximity to the ancient capital, references to Lake…
Azuchi Castle (安土城, Azuchi-jō) was one of the primary castles of Oda Nobunaga. It was built from 1576 to 1579, on the shores of Lake Biwa, in Ōmi Province. Nobunaga intentionally built it close enough to Kyoto that he could watch over and guard the …
The Japanese Sengoku period from the mid-15th to early 17th century was a time of nearly continual military conflict. Powerful military lords known as daimyo, such as Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi or Tokugawa Ieyasu, struggled to unify Japan. Dur…
Hikone Castle (彦根城, Hikone-jō) is an Edo period castle in the city of Hikone, in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. It is considered the most significant historical building in Shiga.
Sekigahara (関ケ原町, Sekigahara-chō) is a town located in Fuwa District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
Maibara Station (米原駅, Maibara-eki) is a railway station in Maibara, Shiga, Japan.
Ōmihachiman (近江八幡市, Ōmihachiman-shi) is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
Mount Ibuki (伊吹山, Ibuki-yama) is a 1,377 m (4,518 ft) high mountain, on the border of Maibara, Shiga Prefecture, and Ibigawa, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains, and is also included on the lists of the 100 Kinki …
Toyosato (豊郷町, Toyosato-chō) is a town located in Inukami District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
Odani Castle (小谷城, Odani-jō) was a Sengoku period mountain-top castle located in the present day town of Kohoku in Higashiazai District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Only the ruins remain today. It was the home castle of the Azai clan and the mountain i…
Sawayama Castle (佐和山城, Sawayama-jō) is a castle in the city of Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
Chikubu (竹生島, Chikubu-shima) is an island in Lake Biwa in Japan.
Nagahama Castle (長浜城, Nagahama-jō) is a hirashiro (castle on a plain) located in Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
Azuchi (安土町, Azuchi-chō) was a town located in Gamō District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
Taga-taisha (多賀大社) is a Shinto shrine located in Taga, Shiga Prefecture, Japan dedicated to Izanagi and Izanami. It is associated with long life, successful marriage and good fortune. The shrine is frequently referred to as O-taga-san (お多賀さん) by loc…
Taga (多賀町, Taga-chō) is a town located in Inukami District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
Ryūō (竜王町, Ryūō-chō) is a town located in Gamō District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.