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Lake Biwa Museum滋賀県立琵琶湖博物館

Museum / Science Museum

Focusing on Lake Biwa, this museum explores the relationship between people and the lake. The museum’s aquarium exhibit, displaying the freshwater animals in general and particularly those found in Lake Biwa, is one of the largest in Japan. Some of the museum’s numerous points of note include an exhibit of endemic species such as the Lake Biwa catfish and a 10-meter-long tunnel aquarium which allows visitors to walk under the water and enjoy freshwater fish from around the world. There are also dioramas presenting the history of Lake Biwa and exhibits presenting items once used by people living in the areas. The museum restaurant’s black bass dishes are popular with visitors. Take the bus from JR Kusatsu Station and get off at Biwako Hakubutsukan-mae.


Shiga Pref. Kusatsushi Oroshimochou 1091

phone 0775684811

9:30-17:00 (Latest entry 16:30)
※ Micro Aquarium Micro Bar, Adult Discovery, Discovery Room ends at 16:30

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Shiga Pref. Kusatsushi Oroshimochou 1091 [map]



9:30-17:00 (Latest entry 16:30)
※ Micro Aquarium Micro Bar, Adult Discovery, Discovery Room ends at 16:30
Monday (opened for Holiday), There may be days when the facility is closed.
[Permanent exhibition Admission fee to view] General 750 yen, Senior university student 400 yen
[Permanent exhibition, My Forest common ticket] General 850 yen, Senior university student 520 yen
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Available 420spaces
Credit Card
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          Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.

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