Sightseers can admire the retro-inspired atmosphere in the old castletown. Since Nagahama faces Lake Biwa and was located at strategically important place, people here, like the Ando’s, boosted up their power in industry and commerce, with the aid of Hideyoshi’s policy of remitting agricultural taxes. Guests can also enjoy the modern craftworks of elaborate plastic models at Kaiyodo Figure Museum.
What to Expect
Sightseers can admire the retro-inspired atmosphere of the central area in the old castletown. Nagahama started blossoming after Hideyoshi had based here in 1574 AD. Since the district faces Lake Biwa (hence, playing a role of good shipping port) and was located at strategically important place, people in the town boosted up their power in both the industry and commerce, with the aid of Hideyoshi’s policy of remitting agricultural taxes. The Andos became one of the dominant townsmen. That gorgeous Hikiyama festival, which was registered UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016, has been maintained with such people’s enthusiasm.
On the other hand, sightseers can also enjoy the modern craftworks of elaborate plastic models at Kaiyodo Figure Museum along the old Hokkoku-kaido road.
1. Basically 7 days a week
2. Basically Specific to KOHOKU (Northernmost) district in Shiga Pref.
Shizugatake Old Battlefield, Lake Yogo, Woody Pal Yogo, Tojyuin temple, Kanzan-ji temple, Zencho-ji temple, Kaizu Osaki for Cherry Blossom Viewing, Keisoku-ji temple for Autumnal Leaves, Throughout Central Kinomoto area, Odani Jyo Castle, Sugatani Hot Spring Resort, Chikubu-shima island, Doganji-temple (A National Treasure), Takatsuki Museum of Ethnic and Historical Materials, Throughout Central Nagahama city, etc.
1) The tour’s available season;
During all seasons
2) In a case of snowing / raining weather:
A tourist has to prepare a rain apparel by him/herself.
3) The Course Schedule
10:00 AM at JR Nagahama Sta. Start
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch at a Local Restaurant in Nagahama
15:00 at JR Nagahama Sta. Arrive (Tour end)