TRAVEL GUIDE NORTHEN BIWA LAKE

Jizo-Gawa River(water crowfoot)

The Jizo-Gawa River originates from clean water springs on Mt. Ryozen and is famous for a very rare variety of the underwater flower “water crowfoot”. The water crowfoot has white flowers similar to plum blossoms and is in full bloom from mid-May to late August. The temperature of the water stays at approx. 14°C and is a habitat of the “smallhead stickleback”, a valued freshwater fish. The Spring of Isame was selected as one of the 100 Exquisite and Well-Conserved Waters of the Heisei Period by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment.
Samegai, through which the Jizo-Gawa River flows, was a post town located on the main road connecting Edo (former name of Tokyo) to Kyoto and still has the flavor of the old days.
Address
Samegai, Maibara City, Shiga Pref.
Access
[Public transportation] 5-min. walk to the Jizo River from JR Samegai Stn.
[Parking] Available (If visiting by car, use the Samegai Mizunoeki parking lot.)
Inquiry
Contact information Maibara Tourist Association
Tel
+81-749-58-2227
Fax
+81-749-58-1197