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Shiga Prefecture

Shiga Prefecture fully encloses Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake. Another attraction is Hikone with its feudal Castle. Hikone Castle turns into a popular Cherry Blossom spot in Spring and Genkyuen Garden located at the base of the castle, is also a place of scenic beauty. Koka, a rural city in Shiga, can be considered the homeland of the ninja together with neighboring Iga.