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Shirahige Jinja

Cycling around Lake Biwa over Golden Week, I got to see some great countryside. This was one of the standout views. Shirahige Jinja with its Torii Gate in the clear waters of the lake. Lots of people around here taking photos. Great…

Biwako Cycling

I have been cycling around Lake Biwa in Shiga-ken for the last 3 days. The trip covered 160km and passed through some wonderful scenery. I didn't manage to capture everything as my hands were kept mainly on the handle bars rather than…

Sakura at Kyoto Incline

The Incline at Keage in Kyoto is the old train line where barges would come down from Lake Biwa to Kyoto. Close to Nanzenji, where you can still see the Aquaduct, the Incline is a popular place in Spring due to all of the beautiful Sakura…

Aqueduct at Nanzenji Temple

The aqueduct seen here brings water down from Lake Biwa and was constructed during the Meiji Period. The water is processed in a plant near Nanzenji Temple. The aqueduct is located inside the grounds of the Nanzenji Temple and combined…

Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture

Last year at the end of summer I visited to Suzumushi Temple in Arashiyama, Kyoto and also to Ishiyama Temple which is nearby, but in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, an area well known for Lake Biwa. I have more photos from Ishiyama…