About the City
Located between Kyoto and Nagoya, Hikone is a quiet town steeped in history and tradition. The primary attraction is Hikone Jyo, built in the early 1600s during the Edo period and one of only five castles officially listed as a national treasure. With few exceptions, Hikone Castle is visible from anywhere in town and is photo-worthy year round.
Hikone’s location next to Lake Biwa makes it an ideal place for cycling and running, as well as leisurely walks. Renting a bike or joining a cycling tour is an effective way to travel around town and stop by popular spots.
Indulge in fresh seafood as well as some of the best wagyu in the country including Ohmi-beef and Kobe beef. Rest and relax in one of several traditional bed and breakfast style inns around town. Step away from the tourist bustle of the big cities and we guarantee you’ll enjoy the more quaint and uniquely local aspects of Hikone.
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