Photo by Yuriko Yamazaki


Overview of Shiga

“Home of Lake Biwa.”

A landlocked prefecture encircling Japan’s largest lake, Lake Biwa, Shiga is mainly a rural prefecture in western Japan. The lake is featured in several literature and was the site of numerous historical events. Shiga’s most prominent attractions is the ninja town of Koka and Hikone Castle dating back to the 17th century and survived the test of time with little damage.

You can read more about Shiga, its local attractions and must-see places as well as some navigational guides in Japan National Tourism Organization's Web Site.

Climate in Shiga

Annual temperature is roughly between 3°C (38°F) and 27°C (82°F). July expects the highest precipitation (about 220mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 50cm). July to September are the hottest months (about 26°C or 80°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about 3°C or 38°F).

You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.

You can use the clock icon in each chart to select the week or day to display the data for.

Weather Summary

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Temperature

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Wind Speed

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Sunshine Duration

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug

10-year average.

Monthly Weather

10-year average

Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

10-year average

Monthly Wind Speed

10-year average

Recommended Clothing

The following clothes are recommended for visiting Shiga in the 2nd week of Aug.