Learn about Koka and Tsuchiyama

Along with Omi rice and Omi beef, Omi tea, which is one of the three major specialties of Shiga prefecture, boasts the largest production in Tsuchiyama-cho, Koka city.

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Koga Town, Konan Town, Shigaraki Town, Tsuchiyama Town, and Mizuguchi Town merged on October 1, 2004, and Koka City(Koka)have become.

In Koka City, where the Tokaido runs, the 49th post town on the 53rd station of the Tokaido"Tsuchiyama-juku" (Tsuchiyama-cho)And the 50th post town"Minakuchi-juku" (Minakuchi-cho)there is. After crossing the Suzuka Pass, which is said to be a difficult place alongside Hakone in the west, you will reach Tsuchiyama-juku. The townscape where the main camp and the hatago are lined up is preserved, leaving a strong impression of the post town.

Speaking of Koga, Koga-ryu Ninja Village."Koka no Sato Ninja Village" (Koka Town)In addition to enjoying the ninja experience, various karakuri were given to protect yourself from intruders."Ninja Mansion" (Konan Town)Is left.

Counted as one of the six old kilns in Japan"Shigaraki ware" (Shigaraki Town)Is also one of the special products of Koka City. The raccoon dog figurine is famous, but it became known by the anecdote that when Emperor Showa visited Shigaraki Town, many raccoon dogs with flags were greeted by a song. It is said that

Location of Tsuchiyama-cho, Koka City

Shiga Prefecture is an inland prefecture that holds Lake Biwa in the central part of Honshu.

Three-sixths of the prefecture's area is forests, two-sixths are plains, and the remaining one-sixth is Lake Biwa.
Koka City is located in the southeastern part of the prefecture, and the former Tsuchiyama Town is located in the east of Koka City.