Shirahige Shrine
Shirahige Shrine
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Gaye B
Sydney, Australia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
It is an easy flat walk from Omi-Takashima Station to the shrine with lots to see along the way - Omizo Castle ruins, Otomegaike Pond, rice fields and the 48 buddhas. We took lunch and picnicked at the granite picnic table near the buddhas.
Written 2 March 2020
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ShiningSchnee
Hong Kong, China2,022 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
The arch in the water is certainly the landmark that steals the show. Most visitors here take photos at and with the arch which leaves the actual shrine quieter.
Written 29 April 2019
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Remi
Thailand2,571 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
A historical temple that should be visited on a sunny day. It's slippery on the walkway uphill to the various architecture.
Written 17 April 2019
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hadaka_naked
Osaka, Japan149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The main draw is the gate in the water, but there’s a highway between the shrine and the gate. There’s a sign (in Japanese) that says not to cross the street, but everyone does anyways, and it’s super dangerous. They should just give up and install a crosswalk. It would be safer.

The shrine itself is a nice mountain/forest shrine. There was a herd of monkeys in the trees who were yelling at people who ventured into the back end of the shrine. That was cool.

There’s a really good restaurant right nearby called Shirahige Restaurant. You can walk there from the shrine parking lot. They have really good spicy tonjiru ramen.
Written 11 April 2019
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Leilali
Singapore, Singapore89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
The Shirahige-jinja is located in the west coast of biwako. So better go there in the early morning. To wait the sunrise at the stairs face to the ⛩️ in the water.
Written 2 February 2019
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StellaTeh
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Travel to the place is not convenient, you will either walk a 30 mins or take a taxi which will cost around 1100 yen. If you are watching sunset, will suggest you to arrange transport accordingly. However, it is worth for the walk. We manage to catch a nice sunset view
Written 23 September 2018
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Mike W
Kyoto, Japan170 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
If you’re going to go to Shirahige Hrine I highly recommend driving there. It isn’t next to any station firstly, and secondly the drive northbound from Otsu gives some particularly nice views of the Kosei mountains and Lake Biwa. In order to access the Lakeside Torii gate, you will have to traverse some traffic and there in NO signal for pedestrians to cross on.
Written 19 August 2018
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Margaret C
Sydney, Australia515 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
The trip to the Shrine is unique and shows the countryside, the wonderful lake and the rice paddies. The experience of the Shrine is unique to the country, standing within the wonderful lake and opposite to the beautiful temple is lovely and contemplative. The day we visited it was sunny and showed the Shrine to advantage.
Written 29 May 2018
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Md Maruf Haque K
Dhaka City, Bangladesh378 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
This is a nice place to visit which is a famouch visiting place in Shiga. This shrine is famous for the large gate standing in the lake and is responsive to prayer’s request for longevity, matchmaking, having a baby, better luck and prosperous business. You have to be careful to cross the busy road for visiting this gate.
Written 24 March 2018
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Nafisa A
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
I went to omi imazu first and walked to the edge of the town to get a beautiful sight, two of the local men there spoke to me even though i barely knew any Japanese 😂 they were so lovely! And going towards the shrine I got off at omi takashima station and walked down the road that lawson convinience store was and just followed that road till i saw the high way, i cross the highway and the view was breathtaking. I personally got a bit emotional because it was so pretty to me. I definitely recommend coming here solo or with a partner, you can walk down once your on the left side of the road and have lunch. And if you keep walking you'll see the shrine soon enough. Wasn't that long of a walk and no inclines so its a very easy walk with a spectacular view. 110% will come back here. Photos don't do it justice.
Written 2 December 2017
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