Biwako one round
Continue to pedal while feeling the best location in Japan while fully blowing the wind, the blue sky, the deep green and mountains that show colorful changes, shining lake, clear air.
Nagahama is in Okihachiman, old townscape, Hikone in the castle town. You can stop by for a stylish cafe or delicious sweets, enjoy lunch while looking over the big Biwa lake, trying on a medicinal herb bath, and various spots through Biwa.
Ishiyamadera-Temple, Tateki Kannon
The main temple Ishiyamadera (Shiga Prefecture Otsu city) is a temple that gathers faith as a remembrance of the new Kannon Spirit place with an amnesia, a banquet, a mischief and a bond of the foundation of the Nara period. It is also known as the 13th Buddhist Temple of Sanpo Sanpo Sanpo, Temple where Murasaki Shikibu has written the Tale of Genji, and also a flower temple.
A scenic spot located between Seto River Nango and Seto River flowing out from Lake Biwa that fulfills full water to Kyoto and Osaka, sharp Tateki Mountain hillside overlooking the rapid deer juggy valley flowing between rice stone rock and strange rock , "Tatei Kannon Tatekiyama Anzanji" is located where you climbed about 800 stone steps.
Seta river cruise
Meiji 2 (1869) Steamship "Ichiban Maru" was launched, the age of steaming ship arrived in Lake Biwa. This was an event that made the lake countries realize the coming of modern times. Eventually the steamship of the lake nation flourished as a result of being entrusted to the people of the lake country including the Otsu town people, but finished its role by the Tokaido Line General Meiji Meiji 22, the steamship that was the flower form of the lake national traffic It is said that it was decided to pursue a new transformation. "Ishiyama-ji" which stands a beautiful mountain gate in front of the Seta River flowing only from Lake Biwa is famous for where Murasaki Shikibu devised the concept of "The Tale of Genji" 1000 years ago. "Seta's Tang Bridge", which has been told that "those who control the Tang Bridge take control of the heavens" has been fierce competition by warlords aiming for the world. "Nango wash weir" that supports the water in Kinki was completed in 1905 as a countermeasure against downstream flooding by preventing inundation damage around the lake. A part of the weir pillar of the brick of the former washer is still left now and the hard work and efforts of the predecessor are dispatched. With the events related to Biwa Lake, Seta River, historical background, the steamship "Ichiban" once loved and loved by many people is now restored and started a new service as an outer steamer "Ichiban". We will visit Ishiyama full of history and culture, Setagawa Rishu.