Japan's largest lake, Lake Biwa, is a great stop, whether you're passing by on your way to Kyoto
, taking a side trip to view the incredible castle in Hikone, or even heading north to Fukui
to see the beaches of Japan.
The "Biwako Line" is the widely used, but still unofficial, name for the stretch of the JR Tokaido Line that circles around the lake. Catch a glimpse of the giant lake and the surrounding mountains and countryside, or hop on and off to hit its incredible freshwater beaches!