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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

Usage Guide


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Tourist Facilities of Japan

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Art Museums


Shiga Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan (Museum of Modern Art)

The collection at Shiga Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan holds works of modern art, focusing on the United States. These include works by Andy Warhol, the standard bearer of pop art, and the powerful "new sculptor" George Segal. Another integral part of this collection is modern Japanese-style painting, including works by artists who contributed to the golden age of Japanese-style painting in the first half of the 20th century. These works include the historical paintings of Yukihiko Yasuda, based on ancient classics of China and Japan, and the realistic paintings of Gyoshu Hayami. In the garden is Calders Flamingo, with Biwa-ko, Japan's biggest lake, forming the backdrop for those gazing out from the museum's interior.'

(In Bunka zone) 1740-1 Setaminami-Ogaya-cho, Otsu-shi, Shiga

Admission Fee
350 yen (permanent exhibition)

Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following weekday), New Years holidays'

JR Seta Stn./Bus/10-min. ride/Bunka Zone-mae Stop/5-min. walk.

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