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Things to do near Biwako: A visit to Chikubushima

A day trip to Chikubushima is definitely worth the effort. It's one of the islands located in Lake... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2019
RohNik
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Tokyo, Japan
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Small island with temple and shrine complex (and accompanying museum) on top of a steep hill... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2017
DGNichols
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Melbourne, Australia
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Jun 5, 2019
“Things to do near Biwako: A visit to Chikubushima”
Oct 28, 2018
“Not much to see on the Island”
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

A day trip to Chikubushima is definitely worth the effort. It's one of the islands located in Lake Biwako, one of the largest lakes in the world. In terms of sightseeing, there're not a lot of 'touristy' things to do around Biwako or Shiga, but...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Go only if you have plenty of time as the whole trip will take up about half a day. Ferry ride is not long, about half-an-hour one way and only a small part of the Island is accessible on foot, which could be completed in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

It was so exciting traveling on the speed boat to the island. My son loved it. He was at the front of the boat on the way there and back of the boat on the way back. The island is very small and there was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

You must to visit if you are in Kyoto. Shiga prefecture is just few minutes by train from Kyoto, Chikubushima is most recommend place to go in Shiga prefecture. When you are arriving this tiny island, you may feel peaceful energy.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Small island with temple and shrine complex (and accompanying museum) on top of a steep hill. Easily accessible by ferry - I took the ferry from Omi-Iamzu, spent 45 minutes on Chikubushima, then ferry to Nagahama. On a sunny day there are plenty of photo...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 2016

I caught a ferry out from Nagahama which was about 3000 yen return (20 minutes or so each way). Its a really nice trip out there and I enjoyed sitting outside on the ferry. Hogon-ji is a pretty impressive complex. You'll have to walk up...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

If you want to really enjoy this trip, make sure to prepare well so you know it's history and what you will see there. There is no english help at hand once you are on on the island. So don't make the same mistake as...More

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