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Mt. Hakkyou (八経ヶ岳)

  Mt. Hakkyou (Wikipedia) is the highest point of the Omine mountain range, and the tallest peak in the Kansai area. It’s also situated along an ancient pilgrimage route, offering some of the most unspoilt scenery in western Japan.     Access: From Abenobashi station (阿倍野橋駅)in Tennoji (天王時), take a …

Mt. Bunagatake (武奈ヶ岳)

  Mt. Bunagatake is a day hike in Shiga Prefecture and is the highest peak in the Hira Mountains. It’s connected to a …

Mount Ryozen (霊仙山)

  Mt. Ryouzen, is a spectacular peak located on the eastern shores of Lake Biwa, across the valley from Mt. Ibuki. 1000m …

Mount Ibuki (伊吹山)

  Mt. Ibuki is a bald turtle-shell shaped peak located near the city of Maibara on the eastern shore of Lake Biwa, …

Konze Alps (金勝アルプス)

  Located near the shores of Lake Biwa in southern Shiga Prefecture, the Konze Alps offers a refreshing escape from the urban …

Omimaiko Beach (Lake Biwa)

  It’s a lake beach, with clean, clear blue water. You can swim without fearing jellyfish season. Omimaiko is quiet, and if …