Lake Biwa, Shiga Pref.
Lake Biwa, in Shiga Pref. is the largest lake in Japan. Is also said to be one of the oldest in the world, dating back some 5 to 6 million years. All the usual lake activities can be found there, like canoeing etc. The lake is also the place where they hold the national school rowing boats competition. Surrounded by mountains, Lake Biwa has long been known as a place of beautiful scenery with green mountains and crystal-clear water, and is featured in many poems and paintings.