Posts Tagged ‘Lake Biwa’

The Hira Hakkou Festival

March 28, 2017

A pic from Sunday at our local annual festival in celebration of Lake Biwa, called the Hira Hakkou Festival. It involves a big fire – hence the smoke!



Where the gods of snow reside

January 26, 2017

Gateway to the snow gods

Bamboo Snow Tunnel

January 23, 2017

Tunnel of bamboo bearing the weight of today’s bump along our main access almost had us snowed in this evening.  Plenty of pot noodles in the storage, back-up genny fuelled up and dusted off.


Bamboo snow tunnel

Dumping again

January 23, 2017

Just love the winter, makes me feel like a big kid!


Footprints on the beach.

January 17, 2017

Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan


Nagahama, raw beef, craft beer and architecture

July 14, 2016

Some pics from a private tour visiting Nagahama situated on the south side of Lake Biwa, not far from the castle town of Hikone (not to be mistaken for Hakone!).  For me, I associate Nagahama with some excellent craft beer, IPA in particular.  There is also a nice historical area with atmospheric old Edo and Meiji era buildings. It’s off the beaten track in regards to foreign visitors, but definitely worth stopping by if you’re in the area and want to drink some yummy beer with Omi-gyu sashimi beef as a side dish!