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Lake Biwa and its watershed

Lake Biwa and its watershed

a review of LBRI research notes


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Published by Lake Biwa Research Institute in [Japan] .
Written in English

  • Restoration ecology -- Japan -- Biwa Lake Watershed,
  • Lake ecology -- Japan -- Biwa Lake,
  • Biwa Lake Watershed (Japan) -- Environmental conditions

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by M. Nakamura and T. Nakajima ; in collaboration with Y. Azuma ... [et al.] ; with contribution from Y. Kaneko ... [et al.].
    ContributionsNakamura, Masahisa, 1945-, Nakajima, T., Shiga-ken Biwako Kenkyūjo.
    LC ClassificationsQH188 .L33 2002
    The Physical Object
    Pagination146 p. :
    Number of Pages146
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16267509M
    LC Control Number2006438723

    Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel. Imahama-cyo, Moriyama. Shiga, Japan. Driving Directions. One of the 20 oldest lakes in the world, dating back to 4 million years ago, Lake Biwa holds an enormous cultural and historical significance for the country. References to the iconic lake can be found in numerous great works of literature, especially in poems and stories about the great battles that have been fought in its vicinity.

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Lake Biwa and its watershed Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is an updated, revised edition on Lake Biwa, and covers the characteristics of the biota, water pollution, lakeshore development, global warming effects and more. It focuses on geological and biological features, and looks at long-term interactions between people and the lake.

Lake Biwa: Interactions between Nature and People - Kindle edition by Kawanabe, Hiroya, Nishino, Machiko, Maehata, Masayoshi. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Lake Biwa: Interactions between Nature and cturer: Springer.

Although, the first edition had a similar focus, more than five years have passed since its publication and the biological and Lake Biwa and its watershed book circumstances of the lake have drastically changed due to, for exa. Although, the first edition had a similar focus, more than five years have passed since its publication and the biological and social circumstances of the lake have drastically changed due to, for example, the further expansion of alien species, the decrease of indigenous species, the progress of integrated watershed management by the Union of the Kansai Government which was established in.

development but also conservation works for the lake and its watershed. With LBCDP, deterioration of Lake Biwa water quality has been prevented to some degree. However, as discussed further below, a negative legacy from the project came into prominence during this same period, even though it was neglected at that time.

of Lake Biwa. Lake Biwa, in western Japan, is an ancient lake with a geological history of four million years, making it the third oldest lake in the world. It is called a biodiversity hotspot, where 1, aquatic species including 61 endemics are recorded, providing a. A simplified model to predict seasonal variations of vertical water quality distributions in Lake Biwa and its applications.

Advances in River Engineering. JSCE. 8: – (in Japanese). Google Scholar. Lake Biwa (Japanese: 琵琶湖, Hepburn: Biwa-ko) is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located entirely within Shiga Prefecture (west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto.

Lake Biwa is an ancient lake, over 4 million years old. It is estimated to be the 13th oldest lake in the world. Because of its proximity to the ancient capital, references to Lake Biwa appear. Situated in the center of Shiga Prefecture, the lake takes its name from its natural shape, which resembles a biwa, Japanese traditional lute.

With around kilometers of shoreline to explore, there is plenty to do, from swimming and pleasure cruising to strolling and island-hopping. Hikone is a small Japanese town located on the shores of Lake Biwa, in Shiga Prefecture, 75 kilometers north-east of Kyoto.

The gem of the city is Hikone Castle, or Hikone-jo, a medieval castle and its garden Genkyu-en, featuring the epitome of Japanese landscape.

The first water service in the Kinki region became available in Osaka City in In the following years, the region that uses water from Lake Biwa and its outflowing river as tap water has steadily expanded. At present, one in ten residents in Japan uses water from Lake Biwa.

In addition to its fresh water pearl history, Lake Biwa has great scenic spots, cycling paths, temples and shrines and farmlands. The lake also supplies water to some 14 million residents around and downstream of the lake.

The sole outlet, the Yodo River, flows from Lake Biwa’s southern tip. Lake Biwa Lake Biwa Team, Shiga, Japan Introduction This brief outlines the major management issues for Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan.

The lake enjoys a long history with its watershed communities for more than thousands of years, fostering a unique lake culture in the surrounding area.

1. Introduction. Having an age of four million years, Lake Biwa (Biwako in Japanese) in Japan is the 3rd oldest ancient lake on earth. With an area of km 2 and a perimeter of km, Lake Biwa and its watershed book is the country's largest freshwater lake, supporting the lives of more than 10% of the country's population.

InLake Biwa was designated a wetland of international importance, in accordance with the. Lake Biwa, Japanese Biwa-ko, largest freshwater lake in Japan, located in Shiga ken (prefecture), west-central imately 40 miles (64 km) long from north to south, the lake covers an area of square miles ( square km).

Its name refers to the biwa, a Japanese musical instrument that the lake resembles in shape. The lake occupies a structural depression and is fed by small. The Western side of the Lake is also home of several interesting sights.

Apart from Enryaku-ji monastery standing at the top of Mount Hiei, that side of Biwa is home of Shirahige shrine, known as Shiga prefecture’s oldest and headquarter of all the Shirahige shrines of Japan.

The modest shrine is known for its main red tori, standing in the Lake water by the seashore. *** A small personal device such as a DVD player, radio or Bluetooth speaker may be used so long as sound travels no further than 50 feet from its source Other Accessible Park Amenities (1st come, 1st serve or as available).

Kayaking and other water sports on Japan's largest freshwater lake. Lake Biwa, located to the northeast of Kyoto, is lined with beaches, resorts, shrines and temples. Visitors can try a wide variety of activities and water sports, with kayaking being a particularly popular choice.

LAKE BIWA Lake Biwa, edited by S. Horie. Junk Publishers, Kluwer Academic Pub- lishers Group, Dordrecht,pp., cloth, U.S.$/£, ISBN: True interest in Lake Biwa focuses upon its age rather than its large size, the largest of the lakes of Japan.

Although Biwa has experienced numerous. From the west of the lake, you can get to the top of the over 1,m high mountain by aerial cable car to see the panoramic views of Lake Biwa. The lake is surrounded by lots of cherry blossoms viewing spots which color the town in spring.

There are also activities in the Lake Biwa area including SUP, windsurfing, and cycling along the shore. Lake Biwa Interactions between Nature and People - Second. Lake Biwa Interactions between Nature and People Kawanabe. A boat trip around Lake Biwa.

Lake Biwa has a variety of changing faces throughout the four seasons. There are a variety of ways to enjoy the seasons. Lake Biwa is alive with visitors enjoying cruises and water sports in summer. Summer is the best season, but the “Michigan Cruise” is good in any season.

The fish fauna of Lake Biwa has been discussed repeatedly, with a focus on the origins of endemic fishes and their adaptive evolution (Tomoda ; Takahashi ; Yuma et al. ).The endemic fishes of Lake Biwa are often presumed to be divided into two categories: “species that evolved in the lake” and “relict species” (Kawanabe).

Shirahige Shrine is perhaps one of the most recognizable shrines in all of Shiga prefecture. Though this shrine is not as historically significant as Hiyoshi Shrine or Taga Shrine, pictures of its beautiful vermilion torii standing on the pristine water of Lake Biwa are often in brochures and books about it is a bit hard to access, it is one of the iconic and picturesque spots in.

Cradled in the bosom of Shiga Prefecture, Lake Biwa is Japan’s largest freshwater lake at square kilometers ( square miles). Often immortalized in ancient poetry, the lake has long been the lifeblood of the region, with its enormous water resources and proximity to the old capital of Kyoto.

The water culture of Lake Biwa has cultivated the traditional lifestyle that coexists with nature, and the historical heritage is still present there today. Travel around Lake Biwa to learn Japanese history and culture, broaden your horizons, and acquire soft Japanese thinking.

Shiga Prefecture is home to Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. Lake Biwa comprises one sixth of the area of Shiga Prefecture. People in this area have cherished the lifestyle that makes use of the water source of Lake Biwa.

Shiga Prefecture has a rich history with water. Japanese legend includes the story of the birth of Lake Biwa.

Like Mt. Fuji, Lake Biwa is a famous Japanese symbol. Ōmihachiman(近江八幡) is a town about 1 hour away from Kyoto by JR. the town is famous for its water cannel, old ways of transporting goods back and forth. They also have a ropeway that takes you to the top of the hill where you can view Lake Biwa.

The hike down took about 30 minus. A 4/ TripAdvisor reviews. Lake Biwa, Japan's largest lake, Koka Ninja Village, the birthplace of ninja, Hikone Castle, a National Treasure, with impressive views, and finally a boat ride through the waterways of you are planning a trip to Japan, and are in and around the Kyoto area, then Shiga is a mere twenty minutes away by train.

Here are the top eight sightseeing spots for the perfect day trip. The Hachiyado district of Otsu City is located in the foothills of the Hira Mountains, which rise from the western shore of Lake Biwa to an elevation of approximately 1, m.

InLake Biwa and its shoreline areas up to the summit of surrounding mountains was. Lake Floor (5 – 20F) Guest rooms remodeled in the image of the bright, refreshing “water” of Lake Biwa.

The Lake Floor Twin and Japanese Modern rooms can accommodate up to four people with room to fit four pocket coil mattress beds side by side. Recommended for families or. Lake Biwa. Matsuo Bashō had several connections with Lake Biwa and the surrounding area.

He was born in nearby, in Iga Province, and may have studied in nearby Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital. Basho is know to have visited Lake Biwa in and again during the summer ofenjoying the scenic views, the wild life, and nearby temples.

Things to do near Lake Biwa on Tripadvisor: See 8, reviews and candid photos of things to do near Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Completed in the 19th century, the Lake Biwa Canal has provided Kyoto with water from Lake Biwa for over years.

It’s located to Keage Station and is popular destination among the locals. The incline in Keage itself, is a valuable heritage that shows the integration of.

Lake Biwa, the biggest and oldest lake in Japan, lies in is also a rare lake in the world as an ancient lake with a history ofyears. Enryakuji temple stands on the top of Mount Hiei. It was built in as the head of Tendai sect founded by a monk named Saicho.

The lake and surrounding mountainous district form Lake Biwa Quasi-national Park. The prefecture’s percentage of rice paddies is among the highest in Japan, and its Ōmi beef is well known throughout Japan.

The textile industries at Ōtsu, Hikone, and Nagahama depend on Lake Biwa for their water 1, square miles (4, square km). Location Postal code: Addres: Kitahira, Otsu-shi, Shiga Reception hours: Phone: Access It takes about 30 minutes from Kyoto station to Omi-Maiko station.

Then a further 15 minutes walk from Omi-Maiko station to the guesthouse. However, to the south east of Lake Biwa there were four other lakes that existed back to about four million years ago.

Due to its age, Lake Biwa is classified as one of the world's few 'ancient' lakes. Uses: Supplies 14 million people with drinking water (including the cities of Osaka and Kyoto).

Book the Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel - Stay at this star business-friendly hotel in Otsu. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 6 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews.

Popular attractions Kiyomizu Temple and Heian Shrine are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews for Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel along with the latest prices and /5().

On average, 3-star hotels in Lake Biwa cost £76 per night, and 4-star hotels in Lake Biwa are £ per night. If you're looking for something really special, a 5-star hotel in Lake Biwa can on average be found for £ per night (based on prices). Lake Biwa Canal (琵琶湖疏水 or 琵琶湖疎水, Biwako Sosui) is a waterway in Japan constructed during the Meiji Period to transport water, freight, and passengers from Lake Biwa to the nearby City of canal supplied Japan's first public hydroelectric power generator, which served from to provide electricity for Kyoto's trams.

In the canal was designated a Historic Site.Mt. Ibuki is a bald turtle-shell shaped peak located near the city of Maibara on the eastern shore of Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest fresh water lake.

It’s famous for wildflowers, and the panoramic view from the summit is nothing short of spectacular, if you are lucky enough to have a cloud-free day.

Lake Biwa Japan can be found in the Shiga Prefecture and has plenty of small towns and cities surrounding it. If you head out on the water, you will be able to get an amazing view of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding mountains.

Biwa is a musical instrument and the lake .