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Biwako Valley – The Biwako Terrace (びわ湖バレイ/びわ湖テラス)

3.5

Observatory / Outlook

A five-minute drive from the Shiga Interchange, and a 10-minute bus ride from JR Shiga Station. These are actually two terraces which are located on top of Mt. Uchimi and Mt. Horai and overlook Lake Biwa to the west. The Main terrace on Mt. Uchimi can be reached via ropeway, while the Cafe 360 terrace on Mt. Horai is connected via lifts. From either terrace, visitors can enjoy spectacular views of Lake Biwa and the surrounding area, relax in comfortable sofa or lounge seats, and even make use of a cafe. From Cafe 360, you can even see all the way to the Southern Japan Alps on clear days.

place

Shiga Otsu-shi Kido 1547-1 (OtsuArea)

phone 0775921155
place

Depending on the season
*Please check the website for details

Review of Biwako Terrace

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/01/25 lovely cafe with a nice view
Opening Hour:11am - 4pm

Menu:English menu available. Not a lot of variety. Taste is standard.

Sitting Area:cosy and spacious, nice view in good weather.

Payment:accept cash or credit card...
Reviewed:2017/11/09 No regret
We went to this nice place in wrong timing. It was typhoon season. Keep raining so we unable to enjoy the superb view as shown at their website but we did enjoy the buffet spread in their restaurant...
Reviewed:2020/01/29 眺めが素晴らしい
琵琶湖を眺めるのに最適!とても素晴らしいです。
ただとっても混んでいます。通路ぎりぎり?におしゃれな感じの池?みたいなのがあって雰囲気は良いけど混んでいるとすれ違う時に落ちないか心配でした。

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Address
Shiga Otsu-shi Kido 1547-1 [map]
Area
OtsuArea
Phone
0775921155
Hours
Depending on the season
*Please check the website for details
Closed
None
*Inspection closed Period exists (HP required)
Fees
[Ropeway round trip] Adults3,000yen
Parking Lot
Available(1,700spaces)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club, others)
Smoking
Not available (Smoking Area Available)
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available (partially Available)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
No (only Terrakafe of Lake Biwa Terra in rough weather)
Average budget
[Lunch] 3,001-5,000yen
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (possible near the Ropeway mountaintop station, partly possible at The Main in Lake Biwa Terras)
Infant friendly
Yes (No age limit)
* Eating and drinking No menu
Pet friendly
Yes (please bring a gage)
*Biwako Terrace is forbidden to walk

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.