The Mysteries of Chikubushima

A Guide to this Mystical Hidden Gem

Donny Kimball
10 min readAug 5, 2017

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The Benten-maru ferry cruises its way out to Shiga Prefecture’s island of Chikubushima

Today we are going to take a look at a destination that has been on my bucket list for a LONG time. Known as Chikubushima, this secluded little island lies in the middle of Lake Biwa, Japan’s biggest lake. Chikubushima is considered one of the country’s nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty as well as a Historic Site. The island is also a pain in…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/