Introduction

Shiga Prefecture is located to the North West of Kyoto. The capital of Shiga Prefecture is Otsu, but the prefecture is dominated by Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. Much of the history of Shiga Prefecture revolves around Kyoto, particularly when it was the capital of Japan. Shiga Prefecture attractions include Hikone Castle (one of the four best preserved Japanese Castle), Enyakuji Temple complex (World Heritage Site), Chikubushima Island, the town of Nagahama and Lake Biwa.

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