© Biwako Visitors BureauShiga-in Teien was laid out at the order of Tokugawa Iemitsu, the third shogun of the feudal government of Edo, which ruled Japan from the early 17th to the mid-19th century. The warlord Kobori Enshu is said to have designed the garden, being also a talented gardener. Shiga-in Teien is located on the western side of the Shiga-in Shinden (palace for the emperors daily use), which was build by the bishop Tenkai Sojo, a well-known advisor to the Tokugawa family. Laid out on a narrow strip of land from north to south, the Shinden overlooks a pond. The garden is arranged so that visitors walking along the verandah can enjoy changing views such as stone bridges, waterfalls and clear brooks. The garden is said to have been modeled on the famous gardens at Katsura Rikyu and Shugakuin Rikyu.'
Address: 4-6-1 Sakamoto, Otsu-shi, Shiga
Admission Fee: 450 yen
[Walk]Keihan Sakamoto Stn./10-min. walk