Tourist Spots around Omimaiko

Omi-Maiko (or Omimaiko) is the nearest and the most beautiful beach resort from Osaka and Kyoto. The white sand beach on Lake Biwa, provides an ideal escape from the city. > About Omimaiko Beach

Only an hour from Osaka and 30 minutes from Kyoto by JR trains. The best place to not only for swimming but also for climming Mt. Bunagatake and for fishing black bass. > How to Access Omimaiko from Osaka&Kyoto On this page, we will introduce tourist spots and playgrounds around Omi-maiko that are recommended for families with children, couples, and group travelers.

  • Hiking Mt. Bunagatake
    Mt. Bunagatake
    [6 minute drive to the parking] Good for a day hike in Shiga. The highest peak in the Hira Mountains. This peak is connected to a network of trails so you could easily turn this into a multi-day adventure. > Blog of Mt. Bunagatake hiking
  • Shiga Seirin Park
    Shiga Seirin Park
    [14 minute drive] A public park with playground equipment. Seirin Shiga is considered a person who performed the foundation of sumo wrestling in the Nara period.
  • Yobai Waterfall
    Yobai Waterfall
    [14 minute drive to the parking] At 76 meters high, the biggest waterfall in Shiga. A few minutes walk to the first waterfall, another 15 minute walk to the main waterfall.
  • Shirahige Shrine
    Shirahige Shrine
    [14 minute drive] The "floating" tori at Shirahige Shrine is smaller than the tori at Miyajima, but forms a beautiful scene against the backdrop of Lake Biwa.
  • Biwako Valley/Terrace
    Biwako Valley/Terrace
    [15 minute drive to the parking] Biwako Valley boasts views so spectacular they will take your breath away. 1,100 meters up the mountain by ropeway, the facility is filled with attractions.
  • Otomegaike Pond
    Otomegaike Pond
    [16 minute drive to the parking] The vicinity of Otomegaike was known as the "Katori no Umi" during the seventh century Manyo period. There is a fishing pier on the lake that has attracted many black bass lovers in recent years.
  • Biwako Kodomo no Kuni
    Biwako Kodomo no Kuni
    [26 minute drive] The vast green site is sufficiently equipped with playground equipment, explore waterway and unique bicycles which are popular with kids.
  • Ukimido
    Ukimido
    [26 minute drive] The Ukimido, the "floating temple hall" at Mangetsuji Temple, is famous for being featured in one of the Eight Views of Omi (the former name of Shiga).
  • Harie Village
    Harie Village
    [27 minute drive] The Village of Living Water, many houses in this village have a kabata, which residents use to draw water for everyday tasks. Please pay attention to the privacy of residents when you visit.
  • Hata no Tanada
    Hata no Tanada
    [33 minute drive] You can see more than 300 rice fields located at the foot of Mt. Hira. They are chosen as one of the 100 selections of terraced paddy rice fields in Japan.
  • Biwako Museum
    Biwako Museum
    [35 minute drive] One of the largest lake-based museums in Japan, with a wide variety of exhibits. Among them is an aquarium that only contains freshwater fish, a considerable rarity.
  • Chikubushima
    Chikubushima
    [35 minute drive] Chikubushima has long been known as the island where the gods live. Even today, many visitors come to experience the mystical energy of this island.
  • Metasequoia Namiki
    Metasequoia Namiki
    [41 minute drive] Approximately 500 Metasequoia of beautiful conical shape form a magnificent landscape over 2.4 km in each season.
  • Kutsuki Onsen Tenku
    Kutsuki Onsen Tenku
    [45 minute drive] You can enjoy swimming (indoor), hot spring, barbecue, tennis here! Both of visit and stay is available.
  • Omi Hachiman
    Omi Hachiman
    [45 minute drive] Ancient city of merchants and warriors, Omihachiman now cultivates a peaceful canal city image. Highly recommended!
  • Mitsui Outlet Park
    Mitsui Outlet Park
    [58 minute drive] Featuring from famous global brands to Japan’s must-buy and local souvenirs! It's the Kansai's largest outlet mall.