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Shiga Art, Culture, & Historical Tours

Autumnal Leaves at Keisoku-ji & Shizugatake Old Battlefieldcover image

Autumnal Leaves at Keisoku-ji & Shizugatake Old Battlefield

Shiga
9 hours

Keisoku-ji was re-built by the Venerable, Saicho (767-822 AD), and named after footmarks of a chicken left on accumulated snow. The monk found an Eleven-headed Deity of Mercy in burned-out ruins, and then opened tremendous area of many Buddhist temples. Though the temple became deserted now, the breath-taking beauty of hundreds of colored leaves attracts so many people just like the old days.

FROM$257/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshi K.
Yoshi K.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
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One Day Bike Tour around Kohoku in Shiga

Shiga
9 hours

Kohoku, i.e., northernmost district in Shiga pref. is said to be “The home of Kan-non (Deity of Mercy)”, many of which have been protected by successive villagers of the hamlets since more than 1,200 years ago. You can also appreciate breathtaking autumnal beauty of the old mountainous temple of Keisoku-ji in late fall. Thus, you may feel a genuine cultured atmosphere of old Japan here at Kohoku.

FROM$257/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshi K.
Yoshi K.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
One Day Tour around Central Nagahama in Shiga (长滨市内一天远行在滋贺县)cover image

One Day Tour around Central Nagahama in Shiga (长滨市内一天远行在滋贺县)

Shiga
8 hours

Nagahama (Population: about 120,000; Area: about one sixth of the whole of Shiga) has developed after Hideyoshi, a famous hero in the Provincial War Period, put his base castle here in 1570s. UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Asset, Hikiyama festival has an origin of celebrating a birth of the strongman’s first son. Thus, many spots associated with the old days still remain here and there.

FROM$229/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshi K.
Yoshi K.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
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A Walking Tour along the Old Street in Nagahama

Shiga
5 hours

Since Nagahama started growing after Hideyoshi had based here in 1574, sightseers can feel the retro-inspired atmosphere here and there. After visiting the Tycoon’s first built castle, we will stop by the Railway Square and Keiun-kan Guest Palace, where we can appreciate the nationally designated Japanese Garden, too. Along the Kurokabe Street, we will see that gorgeous floats for the spring festival, which was registered UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.

FROM$143/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshi K.
Yoshi K.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)

Shiga Nature & Outdoor Tours

Enjoy the authentic castle town and famous Oumi beef just outside Kyotocover image

Enjoy the authentic castle town and famous Oumi beef just outside Kyoto

Shiga
3 hours 50 min

Oumihachiman was once very flourished town under Hachimanyama castle back in the 16th century. Still you see a beautiful town with traditional style houses as well as the moat used for the castle. The area is also famous for Oumi beef which is one of the 3 best beefs in Japan similar to the famous Kobe beef. We will go up the mountain by the cable car. Will see the beautiful view of Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan together with the rice paddies.

FROM$127/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Nori I.
Nori I.
5.00 / 5
(14 reviews)
Bike Tour around Yogo, an Old Home of Japan in Shigacover image

Bike Tour around Yogo, an Old Home of Japan in Shiga

Shiga
9 hours

Lake Yogo, alias "Mirror Lake" is a northernmost attraction in Shiga pref. Literally, it looks like a natural mirror on a calm day, perfectly reflecting surrounding mountains. The one day tour takes you to representative spots associated with impressive folklores about the lake and its vicinity. We can also visit the stage of the fierce historical battle of Shizugatake of the Provincial Wars.

FROM$257/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshi K.
Yoshi K.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
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A Half Day Bike Tour around Lake Yogo in Shiga

Shiga
4 hours

Lake Yogo is a northernmost mysterious attraction in Shiga prefecture, and its another name is "Mirror Lake", since it looks like a natural mirror on a calm day, perfectly reflecting surrounding mountains. The lake was a stage of the fierce historical battle of Shizugatake in the midst of the age of Provincial Wars (1583). There are also many folklores associated with the lake.

FROM$114/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshi K.
Yoshi K.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
A Winter Tour around Lake Yogo in Shiga (余吴湖畔冬季之远行在滋贺县)cover image

A Winter Tour around Lake Yogo in Shiga (余吴湖畔冬季之远行在滋贺县)

Shiga
5 hours

Lake Yogo is a mirror-like spot surrounded with community based forests in a secluded corner of Shiga. Though the district around the lake is often covered with fresh snow almost every day in sever winter season, the sceneries from the lakeside must give sightseers unique landscapes associated with genuine local cultures of Japan and folklores which have come down from more than 1,200 years ago.

FROM$143/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshi K.
Yoshi K.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)

Day Trips from Shiga

Shiga Tour Reviews

Shiga is amazing

Nori was such a wonderful tour guide and was so flexible with us and the schedule. We had an amazing time and we were not disappointed at all. Shiga is an amazing place and I hope more people would go and explore it!

Tammy K.

Thanks for your kind comments! I also had fun exploring my favorite places with you guys! Soon I am sure people will start to find out more about this amazing hidden area of Japan. If you guys can come back, I will make sure we can go to even more fun secret spots!! Hope to see you all again! Take care!

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Laura A.

5 / 5
May 27, 2024

Laura Tour 21th in May

Shiga
11 hours

Customized

Great experience!

Mana was fantastic! She was not only reliable but also very flexible. Her knowledge of Shiga and Kyoto was incredible. Despite some changes in the itinerary on the day, she still provided excellent service. Highly recommend!

Laura A.

Dear Laura Thank you for promptly sending me such a high-rating review. I truly appreciate you hiring me as the guide for your very special clients for four days in Kyoto and Shiga. It was a wonderful tour for me, especially since we were able to visit beautiful places in the normally hard-to-access areas of Shiga and even attend an exhibition by their favorite ceramic artist. Thank you Mana

Unique and Unforgettable Experience!

I'm a foreign exchange student studying Japanese history, so over the break, I really wanted to see some lesser-visited sites from Sengoku-period Japan. Even though the places I visited with Kazuhiko weren't exactly tailored to foreign tourists (there was not a lot of information in English), he was such a knowledgeable guide that I didn't feel like I was missing out at all! Whenever we stopped to take a break, he would draw pictures to explain what we had just seen and explain the concepts behind the architecture. I had such a wonderful experience, and none of it would have been possible without Kazuhiko! He went above and beyond— from planning an itinerary around my interests, translating signs and information to English, providing me with handouts on the history of the places we visited, and even showing me around the next city over! I've been on a lot of tours before, but I can definitively say that I had the best experience with Kazuhiko. 100% recommend!

Erika T.

Hello, Thanks for the nice review. I enjoyed it very much as well. Thank you very much !! For me, this was my first time guiding those places and I apologize for my lack of preparation. But I too was glad to learn more about the Warring States period. I hope this tour will be useful for your study. I also hope that this tour will be a memorable one. Thank you very much !! Kazuhiko Goto

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Private Tours in Shiga

Travel like a real local. With our lineup of varied tours we want to help you customize and realize your ideal tour in Shiga. Our guides can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, so there will be no filler in the itinerary! Browse all the tours we offer in Shiga, and find the perfect one for you. The tours come in a variety of categories and lengths, so chances are you will be able to find the tour for you. Looking for something you couldn’t find in our lineup? Go ahead and send a message to one of the guides, they will create your tour for you! Teaming up with a local guide and getting their help in planning the itinerary is the smart way to travel, so let them sort everything out for you.