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40-2 Furusawacho, Hikone 522-0007 Shiga Prefecture
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Discover Lake Biwa's Eastern Shores with a Local Guide
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Discover Lake Biwa's Eastern Shores with a Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the Japanese history of Lake Biwa during this small-group walking tour. Join no more than 12 guests as you visit Hikone Castle, Hachiman Moat, and enjoy the views from the summit of Mount Hachiman. You’ll also learn details about Japan’s Edo period and the Tokugawa Shogunate.
$138.96 per adult
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Kimitaka S wrote a review Aug 2020
Taichung, Taiwan9,123 contributions461 helpful votes
When you get off the train at Hikone, the first monument that you notice is this statue. Before going to Hikone Castle, don’t forget to take a picture of it. Ii Naomasa, beside his descendant Naosuke, is the most famous feudal lord of Hikone. Actually the prosperity of the city is ascribed to him.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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YTCHENG wrote a review Dec 2019
Hong Kong, China15,500 contributions1,014 helpful votes
The statue of Li Naomasa, founder of Hikone, was erected in front of JR train station of Hikone. Visitors would take photos here prior to proceed to the castle.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Warner L wrote a review Mar 2019
Pasadena, California659 contributions119 helpful votes
Once off the train and heading for the castle you are met by this impressive statue of one of the 'founding fathers' of Hikone; a man responsible for making Hikone an important castle.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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DYA717 wrote a review Feb 2018
Honolulu9,321 contributions534 helpful votes
An NHK 2017 drama figure A stones throw out the west exit of Hikone train station Nice statue. I saw the NHK Taiga drama regarding the Ii clan so it was great to see the statue.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Kandid K wrote a review Aug 2016
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The Statue is a 1 minute walk from Hikone Station. Has a few benches and some shaded areas. Surrounded by shops and buildings.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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