Shiga prefecture 滋賀県
Shiga prefecture is located in Kinki region.
Picture: “Shirahige” shrine at Biwa lake
The type of this castle is “Hirayama Jiro”.
It’s one of the national important cultural properties.The top of the castle called “Tenshu” still remains which is very rare.(Only 12 “Tenshu” remains)
It’s the largest lake in Japan and it is regarded as the third-oldest ancient lake in the world after Lake Baikal and Lake Tanganyika.(It is formed around 5 million years ago)
There are great variety of creatures living in Biwa lake.
The whole mountain, where it is located, is the “Enryakuji’s” property. It has been the spiritual protection of the state of Kyoto, as it is located in the direction of “Kimon”(where the evil spirits come from). It has produced many famous buddhist priests, and has many national treasures and national cultural properties.
It’s still a place where buddhist priests train themselves.