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Nagahama

3.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites
Rising to prominence under feudal rule in the 16th century, the city of Nagahama sits in the northeast Shiga Prefecture, on the shores of Lake Biwa. In this historic castle town once known for its production of firearms, today the castle operates as a museum to local history, nestled in the city's only park. Meanwhile, the central square buzzes with galleries and ateliers, showcasing the thriving art scene and renowned glasswork. Try your hand at glass-blowing, then visit one of many museums exhibiting unusual collections of traditional arts and culture. Be sure to check the city's festival schedule while on your Nagahama holiday: the bonsai tree exhibition running January to March is especially enchanting, with trees over 400 years old housed in quaint Japanese decor. Find what you're looking for from your Nagahama holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Japan driving holiday planning app.
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Popular things to do in Nagahama

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Historic Walking Area
Kurokabe Square
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Island
Chikubushima
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
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History Museum
Nagahama Castle Historical Museum
3.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Science Museum
Yanmar Museum
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Nagahama

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Religious Site
Doganji Kannondo
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Walking Area
Kinomotojuku
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Keisoku-ji Temple
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Religious Site
Shakudoji Temple
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Nagahama

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Historic Site
Nagahama Railway Square
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Hogon-ji Temple
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Jiunzan Kogen Temple
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Site
Kodakamikaku Sedaikaku
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Nagahama

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Castle
Hikone Castle Hikone
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Mountain
Mount Hakodate Hakodate
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Reef
Tojimbo Cliff Sakai
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple Eiheiji-cho
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Nagahama

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Specialty Museum
Kaiyodo Figure Museum Kurokabe Ryuyukan
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
History Museum
Asai Museum of History and Folklore
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Specialty Museum
Gosenken no Yakata
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
History Museum
Kunitomo Teppo-no Sato
3.8
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Nagahama

Gift & Specialty Shop
Nagahama Otemon Shopping Street
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kadoya
3.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Shopping Mall
Mondecool Nagahama
3.1
Duration: 1 hour
Gift & Specialty Shop
Mame Kichi Hompo Nagahama
3.0
Duration: 30 minutes

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