Lake Biwa is in central Japan and is one of the world's few ancient lakes. It is also Japan's largest freshwater lake and it has shaped the natural and cultural history of the area for a long time.
The construction of the Lake Biwa Museum was first proposed in 1979, when the Shiga Prefecture Study Group for High School Science Education, aware of the increasing public interest in Lake Biwa, submitted a written request to the prefectural government. The decade from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s witnessed successive construction of prefectural museums nationwide. Against this social background, the construction of the Lake Biwa Museum was promoted. Here is the some glimpses of trip of Lake Biwa Museum.