Kawarake-nage (plate throwing) which was described in the Tale of the Heike can be done from the Worship Hall. When a wish is written on an unglazed small plate and the plate is thrown toward the torii gate standing on the rocks, it is said that the wish will come true if the plate passes through the torii gate.
Kurokabe Square, located in the former castle town area of Nagahama Castle, is a sightseeing spot where traditional buildings are carefully preserved. This area has streets lined with Japanese-style buildings of the Edo and the Meiji periods housing cultural facilities such as galleries, art glass studios, etc., together with restaurants and cafes. Approximately two million people visit here every year, making this the most popular sightseeing spot in Shiga Prefecture.