Discover the four seasons of Shiga at a popular cycling spot
Japan is rich in natural beauty, and Shiga prefecture is no exception. In Makino Town, Takashima City, a row of metasequoia trees, or dawn redwoods, lines a two-kilometer stretch of road in the countryside. Standing over 30 meters high, the towering trees are a powerful presence and quite popular through the four seasons for their changing appearance. The spring and summer greens serve as a stark contrast to the deep reds of autumn and the snow-dusted scenes of winter. This is also a perfect cycling spot, and many people choose to rent a bicycle to explore the area at a leisurely pace. Once you’ve had your first experience of biking in Shiga, you’ll understand why more and more cyclists are coming to the area each year. And with Google Maps to help you navigate, it’s even more fun to lose yourself amongst the trees!