Maibara Station is a primary station for Maibara City, Shiga Prefecture. It is a convenient station by the Tokaido Shinkansen, the Tokaido Main Line, the Hokuriku Main Line and the Ohmi Railway Main Line. Many tourists from other prefectures use this station and start Shiga Prefecture tourism from this station.
It is recommended to rent a car when you go sightseeing. There are several car rental service offices near Maibara Station. Most car rental service offices are relatively easy to find including the one located 70m toward the left from the west exit of the station and another one located near the rotary in front of the station.
You can overlook Lake Biwa from Maibara Station. Okuibuki is about 50 minutes from Maibara Station and is a popular tourist destination in winter. It is the largest ski resort in the Kansai region.