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Autumn tastes and smells in #shiga

LAKE BIWA MARRIOTT SENSATION

here is something so refreshing about a relaxing afternoon tea by the waters of Lake Biwa. Surrounded by the sparkling blue scenery, take in the smells and tastes of autumn in Japan with a specially-crafted selection of sweet and savory. Indulge in a mini beef sandwich and a delicate chestnut soup and nibble on sweet potato tarts and tea mousse to your heart’s content.


Where: Marriott Hotel 2876Imahama-cyo,Moriyama, Shiga prefecture

Cost:¥5,000-¥6,500




KONAN SANZAN AUTUMN LEAVES


With centuries of history going back to the Nara period (710 – 784), the Konan Sanzan is made up of three main traditional buildings and a pagoda. In autumn, their beauty is only further highlighted by the delicate fall leaves. Explore this peaceful location and breathe in that autumn air for a moment of quiet to yourself.

Where: Jorakuji: 6-5-1 Nishitera, Konan City, Shiga Prefecture Choju-ji: 5 Chome-1-11 Higashitera, Konan, Shiga Prefecture Zensuiji: 3518 Iwane, Konan, Shiga Prefecture Cost: ¥300-¥600




TARO OKAMOTO: DREAMS OF ART


If you love ceramics but you’re looking for something a bit different, this might be just the thing for you. The Taro Okamoto exhibition at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park explores the quirky stylings of Okamoto and his fascination with the connection between humans and art.

When: July 15–Sept. 24 & Sept. 30–Dec. 17

Where: Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, 2188-7 Chokushi, Shigaraki-cho, Koga-shi, Shiga Prefecture Cost: ¥530-¥700

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