Lake Biwa, in Shiga Prefecture covering 670 square kilometers, is the biggest lake in Japan. The base of the lake has been and still keeps on dying down because of diastrophism, thus the lake has abstained from being stifled with dregs that streams convey into it. Rice delivered in districts confronting the Sea of Japan were helped by boat through Lake Biwa to Kyoto and Osaka. In the Edo period, in spite of the fact that the transportation of rice was changed to marine courses, different items from northern Japan were still conveyed to Kyoto and Osaka through the lake and as economy of the nation kept on growing, water transport on Lake Biwa prospered, and Omi region flourished in business. Encompassed by mountains, Lake Biwa has long been known as a position of wonderful view with green mountains and perfectly clear water, and is highlighted in numerous ballads and canvases. The lake shows up in every one of the eight chose excellent scenes in Omi area known as "Omi Hakkei." Lake Biwa pulls in numerous winged animals and alongside them birdwatchers. There are a substantial number of chronicled towns encompassing the lake, including Hikone, with one of Japan's 12 staying unique manors, Omihachiman, with an alluring restored channel territory and various exhibition halls, Sakamoto, with the World Heritage Site sanctuary Enryaku-ji, the popular sanctuary of Ishiyama-dera, where Lady Murasaki composed The Tale of Genji, and Nagahama, with Japan's most seasoned remaining train station assembling, an appealing verifiable area, and some noteworthy sanctuaries and holy places, and in addition a reproduced manner. The lake is additionally known for lovely nightfall, particularly when seen from the east side of the lake as the sun sets over the mountains toward the west. Lake Biwa's tourism industry subsists on angling, vessel rentals and a collection of watersports, including even scuba plunging for the individuals who need to plumb the profundities of this fairly dim lake. There are a number of hot springs in the towns and mountains that encompassed the lake. Bicycling around the Lake Biwa zone is incredible fun, with wide cleared ways in numerous spots, and more or less a 220km bicycle ride to go around the lake. Bike cordiality is apparent all around and you ought to have the capacity to discover spots to stay at different focuses around the lake on the off-chance that you bicycle visit.