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Omi and Hikone Travel Guide

Omi, Hikone, and Maibara cities are located on the south of Lake Biwa. There are many ruins and historical spots such as Hikone Castle, one of the 12 existed remaining castles, Azuchi Castle, and Omi Hachiman streets. Also, there are many events related with Lake Biwa are held in this area. One of the major event at Lake Biwa is the man power bird contest, "Toriningen Contest."

The contents of this area

Area Distribution : Shiga

Omi-Hachiman

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Access to Omi and Hikone

By Car

Use Meishin Express Way. Exit at Hikone.

By Train

Use JR Tokaido Line to Hikone Station.

Sightseeing Guide: Omi and Hikone

Omi, Hikone, and Maibara cities are located on the south of Lake Biwa. There are many ruins and historical spots such as Hikone Castle, one of the 12 existed remaining castles, Azuchi Castle, and Omi Hachiman streets. Also, there are many events related with Lake Biwa are held in this area. One of the major event at Lake Biwa is the man power bird contest, "Toriningen Contest."