We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shirahige Shrine

215 Ukawa, Takashima 520-1122, Shiga Prefecture
+81 740-36-1555
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Local Cooking and Cycling Tour: Beautiful Takashima Biwa Lake and Rice Terraces
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good51%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“torii” (2 reviews)
“tourists” (2 reviews)
“japan” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
215 Ukawa, Takashima 520-1122, Shiga Prefecture
+81 740-36-1555
Write a ReviewReviews (130)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to omi imazu first and walked to the edge of the town to get a beautiful sight, two of the local men there spoke to me even though i barely knew any Japanese 😂 they were so lovely! And going towards the shrine...More

Thank Nafisa A
Reviewed 2 May 2017

even though a fairly busy road intersects the site, which is 2000 years old, the complete lack of other tourists means that apart from the stunning visuals of the water torii, the smaller shrines on the hill behind it are fairly quiet, and you can...More

Thank GMdoc529003
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

If you have a chance to visit Lake Biwa in Takashima, Shirahige Jinja Shrine is another place you should see!! At 5 am - 6 am, by the time of sunrise, you may see the sun rise between the shrine. The photo taken is terrific!!!

Thank Sanuphong
Reviewed 30 December 2015

My wife and I are photo enthusiast. We booked a driving tour round Lake Biwa with BSC International Co. Ltd to take photos of Autumn leaves. Shirahige Shrine is our first stop. We got some nice photos of the Torii (Gateway). The Torii is located...More

Thank kw_ng123
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This shrine is a magical place and an interesting subject for photographers. It is difficult to get to though. I took the train to Omitakashima station and walked about half an hour using my GPS. You will walk first walk through a small town then...More

1  Thank Philippe W
Reviewed 8 May 2014

It's a strange place: First - it's just next to main road and there is no pedestrian crossing around. Second - to get there you have to take a taxi for around 1100 yen (one way) - remember to take a phone number (they are...More

2  Thank Tomasz S
Nearby Restaurants
Shiro Hige Shokudo
3 reviews
.14 km away
Yakiniku Ban Ban
1 review
.45 km away
Restaurant Koseiro
4 reviews
.64 km away
Suzuran Restaurant
.70 km away
Nearby Attractions
Michi-no-Eki Tojunosato Adokawa
51 reviews
6.03 km away
Lake Biwa Kodomonokuni
23 reviews
7.69 km away
5 reviews
1.99 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Shirahige Shrine staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines