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Study Tour in Shiga Prefecture for the Diplomatic Corps in Japan

November 1, 2022

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan will conduct a Study Tour for the diplomatic corps stationed in Japan, jointly with Shiga Prefecture on November 10 and 11, 2022.

  1. The Study Tours have been conducted annually since fiscal year 2010 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with local governments or bodies in order to showcase regional attractions such as history, culture, tourism, local products, and industries to the diplomatic corps stationed in Japan.
  2. In this tour, the diplomatic corps will engage in activities such as the visit to Mount Hiei Enryaku-ji, Lake Biwa, Shigaraki pottery making experience, Asamiya tea tasting, etc, to expand the knowledge about the history, nature, tourism, manufacturing culture, industry and local products of Shiga Prefecture under the theme of "Revel in the beauty of Lake Biwa and travel across history, from the heights of Mount Hiei to the valleys of the pottery town of Shigaraki".
  3. It is expected that this tour will provide a good opportunity for the participants to deepen their understanding of the diverse charms of Shiga Prefecture.
(Reference) Tentative Itinerary (Places to visit)

Sakamoto Cable Railway
Mount Hiei Enryaku-ji
Otsu Port (Lake Biwa Cruise)
Shigaraki High School
The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park

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