Biwa Lake, the symbol of Shiga prefecture, covers 1/6 of the land of Shiga. You can see many beautiful landscapes at Biwa Lake and those are known as Biwa 8 beautiful landscapes. One of the temples in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities), Enryaku-ji is located in Shiga. Not only Enryaku-ji but also Onjo-ji and Hikone-jo is registered as the national treasure. Nagahama Hikiya-sai, held every April, is one of the 3 big dashi festival in Japan. Oumi beef and duck pot are the local food.