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Lake Biwa Cruise Michigan (ミシガンクルーズ 琵琶湖汽船)

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Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise

A pleasure cruise ship which operates out of Otsu Port in Hamaotsu, Otsu City. The cruise began operating in 1982. The ship is modeled after an American Mississippi riverboat; inside, touches like chandeliers and luxurious carpets engender an atmosphere that is out of the ordinary. The ship has two restaurants, a bar, VIP room, and sky deck offering sweeping views of Lake Biwa. The ship offers three types of cruises as well as seasonal event cruises. The ship can also be rented out and using for weddings and other special events.

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Shiga Pref. Otsushi Hamaotsu 5-1-1 (OtsuArea)

phone 0775245000
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[Operating] 10:00-20:30 (1Sunday 2-8 flights, number of flights depending on the season Subject to change)
[Reservation center] 9:00-17:00
* South Lake sightseeing by high-speed boat until 2021/3/5 Boat operation (1 Sunday 3 flights)

Review of Biwako Kisen

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2015/05/03 Good place to visit
Me and my wife visited this place during Golden week of 2015 ( May 1st).

Cruise was available from Nagahama Port.
Cost per head was around 3000 yen. We got a 10% discount as we stayed in Business...
Reviewed:2012/12/17 Serene and peaceful
We came to Nagahama to do the boat trip as we were a little tired of busy cities. And we are glad we did. The ride over to the island was very smooth and a lovely Japanese man took an interest in 2...
Reviewed:2020/01/20 竹生島初詣
何十年か振りに尋ねました。船はとても清潔感があり 乗船していても気持ちが良かったです。船が大きいからかエンジン音も気にならずテレビから聞こえる案内もよく聞こえました。丁寧な対応で良い船旅が出来ました。

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Address
Shiga Pref. Otsushi Hamaotsu 5-1-1 [map]
Area
OtsuArea
Phone
0775245000
Hours
[Operating] 10:00-20:30 (1Sunday 2-8 flights, number of flights depending on the season Subject to change)
[Reservation center] 9:00-17:00
* South Lake sightseeing by high-speed boat until 2021/3/5 Boat operation (1 Sunday 3 flights)
Closed
Number of flights depending on the season Subject to change
* Michigan cruises are suspended due to regular inspections of Michigan (operation starts from 2021/3/7)
Fees
[Fare] From Adults 2,300yen (depending on course/flight)
Parking Lot
Not available
* However, if you are a passenger on Lake Biwa Kisen and parked at Hamaotsu Arcus Parking Lot, the parking fee Friday will be discounted (3 hours free).
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(Biwako Free Wi-Fi)
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 26, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Day] 1,001-3,000yen
[Night] 3,001-5,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (Conditions vary depending on the port and vessel you are using)
* Please contact us for details.
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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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.