Known as Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan, which is a critical supplier of water
Shiga prefecture is located in the Kansai region of the main island of Honshu. Its west border faces Kyoto prefecture. Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan, occupies approximately one sixth of Shiga prefecture. Due to its geographical location, Shiga historically served as an important location to go to major cities in Japan.
Lake Biwa, the biggest and oldest lake in Japan, lies in Shiga. It is also a rare lake in the world as an ancient lake with a history of 100,000 years.
Enryakuji temple stands on the top of Mount Hiei. It was built in 788 as the head of Tendai sect founded by a monk named Saicho.
At the main bulding of the temple complex in Kompon Chudo, the “eternal light”, a fire supposedly lit by Saicho himself, has been kept for more than 1200 years.