Shiga prefecture

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A sign marks one spot where Shiga and Mie prefectures meet, at the summit of Mount Gozaisho (御在所). The area is reached by cable car and ski lift from Yunoyama Onsen station (湯の山温泉駅) in Mie.

Shiga prefecture (滋賀県 Shiga-ken) is an area of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu island. Its population was 1,389,000 in 2006.[1]

Shiga's capital is Otsu (大津市 Ootsu-shi).


  1. Japan Statistical Yearbook: 'Population by Prefecture 1920-2006'. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. .xls document.

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