On December 14, 2013, 83 international students and staffs has a study tour to Shiga prefecture. Mie University give opportunities for international students for learning Japanese culture twice a year.
They visited national heritage site, Hikone castle, and Nagahama city having historical and international aspects. They also had a great experience of sandblasting there. Students enjoyed having picture taken in the sun and spent a day touching Japanese history, tradition and culture.