Shiga/Michigan Links

Shiga Prefecture 滋賀県, Japan 日本

Official Shiga Prefecture Site (It’s in Japanese, so you’ll have to translate page in your browser to read)

GoJapanGo Shiga Prefecture Page

Japan Shiga Prefecture Page – Lots of great traveling info, included costs, English availability, and directions

Shiga Ken – A super awesome guide to the Shiga, Prefecture

Hikone City Official Website (Ann Arbor, Mi Sister City)

Nagahama International Friendship Association (Portland, MI Sister City)

Nagahama City Official Website (Portland, MI Sister City)


Japanese Education in Michigan

Japan Center for Michigan Universities East Lansing branch page for more info on studying abroad in Shiga Prefecture.

List of Michigan College with Japanese Programs – A blog post I wrote with all of the colleges in Michigan offering Japanese programs.




Japanese Herb & Veggie & Other Gardening

Garden Life in Japan: A blog about Japanese style gardening

Asian Vegetable & Herb Seeds by Evergreen Seeds:

Kitazawas Seed:



Japanese Cultural & Business Organizations & Clubs in Michigan

Ikebana International – Detroit Chapter (Japanese flower arranging)

Japan Society of Detroit Women’s Club

Japan Business Society of Detroit

Four Season Bonsai Club

Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit