Shiga prefecture is located in middle of Japan.There has Lake Biwa is largest in Japan which holding the Japanese area of 1/6. Full of greenery mountains, and rural landscape are around there, so there is a full of water and green of spritual hometown. Biwa lake, and beautiful scenery around there charm us various expression each change of seosons. Here was a traffic strategically important location from way back, flourished as culture・economic advanced place.Here has been keeping ancient temples, famous Buddhist temples, a hero of history who ran through the age of civil wars, and culturally unique street. Those historical and cultural assets has been keepng and telling to each of area in the prefecture.