Hikone (F) is a small city at the shores of Lake Biwa, Japan's largest lake. The city is most famous for its castle, one of only four castles in Japan designated as national treasures. Hikone makes an easy and pleasant 3-6 hour stop-over on a trip between Tokyo and Kyoto or a side trip from Kyoto.

Top attractions in Hikone

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Shopping

Castle Road

Pleasant shopping street leading to the castle.
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Access and Orientation