NIHONMONODiscovering Japan [Nihon] through authentic craftsmanship [Honmono]


One sixth of the entire prefecture is taken up by Lake Biwa, with Fukui to the north, Gifu in the east, Mie in the southeast, and Kyoto to the west. The northern portion of the prefecture has a Sea of Japan climate typical of the Hokuriku region, while the southern portion has a combination of the Pacific Ocean climate and Seto Inland Sea climate.