The Lake Biwa Canal is a waterway built to carry water from Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, in Shiga Prefecture to Kyoto. The canal was constructed over a period of about five years and cost around twice the 1885 annual budget of Kyoto Prefecture.
This video is a recording of the beautiful scenery along the Lake Biwa Canal. Enjoy how the beauty of the canal changes between spring and fall.
You can visit all of the locations featured in the video using Keihan Electric Railway.
Between Ichihara and Ninose Stations on Eizan Electric Railway is a tunnel about 250 meters long that is known as the Maple Leaf Tunnel. It is named that because in fall, the maple trees on both sides of the tracks turn a brilliant red, seeming to form a tunnel that the train passes through. When the leaves change color, the way is lit with lights in the evening into the night as in this video. One of the top locations in Kyoto not to miss when sightseeing.
From its location at the top of Mount Hiei, Garden Museum Hiei provides a beautiful landscape of flowers coupled with stunning views of Kyoto and Lake Biwa. See footage of this as well as of the auberge L’Hotel de Hiei and Yumigaoka, a scenic road on Mount Hiei.
See the Momiji no Komichi of Hase and Rurikoin Temple, two locations in Kyoto particularly renowned for beautiful maple leaves in autumn.
Come along as we explore the breathtaking majesty of the scenery of Lake Biwa and the sightseeing tour on the lake provided by the Michigan.
Among the features in this video are Sakamoto, a district of Otsu in Shiga Prefecture that flourished as a town outside the gates of Enryaku-ji Temple; Sanno-sai Festival, one of the three great festivals of Otsu; and Ogoto Onsen, a day-use hot spring with footbaths.