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Naturally thrilling resort Kyukamura Birthplace of the Tale of Genji, Heian period Traveling through Omi as seen by Murasaki Shikibu Traveling through Omi with Mr. Yoshiyuki Onuma, Chief Researcher, Japan Historical Resources Development Agency A t

Kyukamura, a resort filled with nature
Birthplace of the Tale of Genji, Heian period Traveling through Omi as seen by Murasaki Shikibu Traveling through Omi with Mr. Yoshiyuki Onuma, Chief Researcher, Japan Historical Resources Development Agency Information on the “Omi/Lake Biwa Murasaki Shikibu Travelogue” sponsored by Kyukamura Omihachiman
At Kyukamura Omihachiman, a resort hotel built in Omihachiman City, east of Lake Biwa in the center of Shiga Prefecture (location: Okishima-cho, Omihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture; general manager: Tsugumi Fujii), Mr. Onuma, who specializes in the cultural history of Lake Biwa, Take a cruise along with Ishiyamadera in Otsu City, where he is said to have devised the idea for The Tale of Genji, and other places associated with Murasaki Shikibu, and enjoy an explanation of the scenes of Omi during the time when Fujiwara no Michinaga lived. We will implement it.
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Ishiyama-dera Main Hall (National Treasure) Genji Room: During the Heian period, it was popular among female literary figures who visited Ishiyama-dera. Murasaki Shikibu also visited there for seven days to create new stories. Image provided by: Lake Biwa Otsu Tourism Association
◆Murasaki Shikibu and Lake Biwa In 996, when his father Fujiwara Tametoki was appointed Echizen Province and headed down to Echizen, he took a boat from Otsu, passed along the west coast of Lake Biwa, stayed overnight at Omizo, and then from Shiotsu to Fukasaka Pass. I crossed the road and headed towards Echizen. When he returned to Tokyo alone the following year, it is thought that he took a boat from Shiotsu, took the Koto route via the Okishima Channel, and then traveled by boat from Katata to Otsu. From the poems that Murasaki Shikibu composed during this voyage, we can get a glimpse of the state of Lake Biwa and Murasaki Shikibu’s feelings.
[Image 2:×1754.jpg] Tour guide to places connected to Murasaki Shikibu and Heian culture [Tour hosted by Kyukamura Omihachiman – Omi and Lake Biwa “Murasaki Shikibu’s Journey”] In the middle of the Heian period, when Murasaki Shikibu accompanied his father Fujiwara Tametoki, who became the governor of Echizen, to his post, he saw the scenery of Omi and composed many waka poems along the way. I’m here. We will cruise along the same route we took across Lake Biwa by boat and explore the footsteps Murasaki Shikibu left behind in the lake country. On the first day, you will use a chartered bus, and on the second day, you will charter a high-speed boat and enjoy the scenery that “Murasaki Shikibu” would have seen at the time from inside the boat.
Implementation date: July 1st (Monday) to July 2nd (Tuesday), 2024 1 night and 2 days Travel fee: 48,000 yen per person (1 room for 2 people, 1 night with 4 meals included) Itinerary:
1st (Monday) 10:00 Meet at the north exit of JR Otsu Station – “Ishiyamadera” – Lunch – Sekiji Temple Ruins (Ushito Pagoda) – Shigain Monzeki (Murasaki Shikibu Memorial Tower) – Ogura Shrine – Minamotoru Shrine – Arrive at Kyukamura Omihachiman – Dinner: Kyukamura tour original Kaiseki meal 2nd (Tuesday) Individual breakfast (Japanese and Western buffet with Omi breakfast theme) 9:00 departure from Kyukamura – Chartered boat from Kyukamura pier to Okishima – Okishima tour – Lake Biwa steamship “Murasaki Shikibu Cruise” on the high-speed boat “Rio Grande (scheduled)” (off the coast of Okishima – one lap around Takeijima – off the coast of Asazuma – landing on Chikubujima – off the coast of Shiotsu Bay – off the coast of Funakisaki – off the coast of Katsuno – off the coast of Shirahige Shrine – off the coast of Ukimido) 16: 30 Arrive at Otsu Port and Disband *5 minutes walk (300m) from Otsu Port to the nearest station “Keihan Biwakohama Otsu Station” Capacity: 25 people (minimum number of participants 15) Accompanied by Kyukamura Omihachiman staff Domestic travel business handling Administrator: Keiji Asai Charter bus company: Biwako Kanko Bus Application address: Kyukamura Omihachiman tel 0748-32-3138

[Image 3:×1728.jpg] Ishiyama-dera: To-ji Temple, the head temple of the Shingon sect, famous as the 13th temple of the 33 Kannon temples in the Saigoku region. Pilgrims to Ishiyama were popular during the Heian period, and it became popular to spend the night in the Kannon-do hall. Image provided by: Biwako Visitors Bureau (Public Corporation)
[Image 4: &s3=85653-449-c3bf9625FB2E42049C212F75E9D3 57b6-3888×2592.jpg] Toru Shrine: Enshrines Toru Minamoto, who is said to be one of the models for Hikaru Genji. Minamoto Toru was born as the son of Emperor Saga, but although he was the emperor’s son, he could not become emperor. I’m a man, just like Hikaru Genji, who couldn’t become emperor.
[Image 5:×2592.jpg] Chikubu Island: Chikubu Island, which Murasaki Shikibu may have seen from the lake. It is also said to be the island where the gods live, and is home to Tsukubusuma Shrine (Chikubushima Shrine) and Hogonji Temple (Saigoku Sanjusansho 30ban).

[Image 6:×468.jpg] Rio Grande Launched on April 14, 1984 Equipped with a spacious cabin and an environmentally friendly engine The name of the ship comes from the state of Rio Grande do Sul in the Federal Republic of Brazil, which is a sister prefecture state of Shiga Prefecture.

[Image 7:×2592.jpg] Shirahige Shrine: The oldest shrine in Omi where a monument to Murasaki Shikibu remains
[Image 8:×2600.jpg] Ukimido: It is said that Genshin, who is said to be the model for the “Yokawa no Sozu” that appears in The Tale of Genji, built this temple in hopes of ensuring safety on Lake Biwa and saving the people.
[Image 9:×2592.jpg] Okishima: There is a waka poem that is said to have been composed by Murasaki Shikibu while looking at Okishima.
Lecturer: Introduction of Yoshiyuki Onuma, Chief Researcher, Historical Resources Development Agency
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Yoshiyuki Onuma, Chief Researcher, Historical Resources Development Organization In 1983, he was hired as a cultural property specialist by the Shiga Prefectural Board of Education, and in 2011 he served as deputy director of the Shiga Prefectural Azuchi Castle Archaeological Museum.From 2015, he became a promotion specialist for the Shiga Prefectural Cultural Properties Protection Association. Mr. Onuma’s commentary, which is essential to the tour of Kyukamura Omihachiman, is very entertaining and interesting, and there are many times when first-time tour participants secretly ask the tour guide, “Who is Mr. Sensei?” It’s popular. ◆Kyukamura Omihachiman, a lakeside hot spring where you can enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Biwa and Omi beef Omihachiman still retains the castle townscape that developed during the Azuchi-Momoyama period and the spirit of Omi merchants who believed in good fortune. The town is dotted with historical heritage sites that represent each era, and is fused with new ideas inherited from that history, making the town overflowing with charm. At Kyukamura Omihachiman overlooking Lake Biwa, there are plenty of activities such as camping, canoeing, and a pool. Play, eat, soak in the famous hot springs, and enjoy Omi’s deliciousness more than ever! Enjoy our carefully selected cuisine and rediscover the charm of Shiga.
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A hotel overlooking Lake Biwa that boasts natural hot springs and specially selected Omi beef.
Address: Miyagahama, Okijima-cho, Omihachiman City, 523-0801 General Manager: Tsugumi Fujii URL:
[Image 12:×676.jpg] ◆A resort surrounded by nature Kyukamura
A resort hotel located in a natural environment. There are 35 locations Kyukamura is based on the concept of “a resort that thrills with nature.” Originally, dishes that make use of local ingredients, local nature, culture, Experience programs unique to the area, such as programs to interact with history.
Providing a place where you can experience the charm and make your mind feel more natural.
We will provide you with an exciting time.
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