Japan’s biggest lake, Lake Biwa, is surrounded by historical locations, restaurants, hot springs and shopping spots. This course allows you to slow down and enjoy your time while staring at the beautiful Lake Biwa scenery.

 

A:Chubu International Centrair Airport
37mins 43.3km

B:Misen Yaba Store

1hour 15mins 82.8km

C:Kurokabe Square

3 mins on foot 230m

D:Chimoto

56mins 45.9km

E:Chikubu Island Cruise

42mins 40.6km

F:Ogoto Hot Springs

34mins 25.0km

F:Ogoto Hot Springs

13mins 6.5km

H:Morishima Omihachiman Main Store

38mins 32.6km

I:Hikone Castle

 

B: MISEN YABA STORE

misen
The addictive Taiwan Ramen both looks and tastes spicy. While it is called “Taiwan Ramen”, the dish itself is not from Taiwan, but from Nagoya. It is an original recipe invented by the Taiwanese owner of Misen, a popular Taiwanese restaurant in Nagoya. Ground pork, leek… More Information

Location
3-6-3 Osu, Naka-ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Opening Times
Lunch: 11:30 – 14:00 (15:00 on Sat/Sun)
Dinner: 17:00 – 1:00 am (Fri/ Sat 17:00 – 2:00 am)
TEL
052-238-7357
Closed
Open all year

C: KUROKABE SQUARE

kurokabe
The black plastered walls and white window sills are the trademark of the Kurokabe design. In the 1900s, the old bank was redesigned in the Kurokabe style to house the Kurokabe Glass Museum. Since then, Motohamacho has redesigned over 29 buildings in… More Information

Location
12 – 38 Motohamacho, Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture
TEL
0749-65-2330

D: CHIMOTO

chimoto
The Japanese designed rooms and its use of fresh seasonal ingredients from Lake Biwa is what makes Chimoto special. Our “Sweetfish & Eel course meal” (6,000 Yen +) grills sweetfish from Lake Biwa and the fatty eel is grilled using our secret sauce for… More Information

Location
3 – 1 Asahi-cho, Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture
Opening Times
Lunch: 11:30 – 14:00
Dinner: 17:00 – 22:00
TEL
0749-62-6060
Closed
Monday
* If Monday is a public holiday then closed on Tuesday

E: CHIKUBU ISLAND CRUISE

 chikubujima
Chikubu Island is a small island around 2 km away from Nagahama Port and Imazu Port. The trees surrounding the island change colour as the seasons change, providing beautiful colours throughout the year. The island is home to both the Hogon-ji Temple and… More Information

Location
Nagahama Port, Minato-cho, Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture
Operating Times
9:00 – 17:00
Operating from mid March to the end of November
TEL
0749-62-3390(Biwako Ferry, Nagahama Office)
Admission
(Nagahama Port ←→ Chikubu Island round trip)
Adult 3070 Yen
Students 2450 Yen
Children 1540 Yen

F: OGOTO HOT SPRINGS

ogotospring
Located on Mount Hiei, with a 1200 year history, the Ogoto Hot Springs are the biggest hot springs in Shiga prefecture. With a spring quality of ph value 9.0, the alkalescent simple hot springs are soothing on the nerves and on muscle aches. The hot springs also help in recovering poor blood circulation and brings out that extra shine and smoothness for your skin. All the inns and hotels in the Ogoto area use the… More Information

Location
Ogoto, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture
TEL
077-578-3750(Ogoto Onsen Kanko Park)

G: HACHIMAN-BORI CANAL

hachimanbori
Located near the lakeside district of Omi-Hachiman, the Hachiman-bori Canal was built by Hidetsugu Toyotomi, the adopted son of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, to channel the ships crossing Lake Biwa to the town of Omi. Beside the Hachiman-bori Canal lies Omi’s famous white-walled storehouses and old houses. Omi-Hachiman is also… More Information

Location
Miyauchi-cho, Omi-Hachiman City, Shiga

H: MORISHIMA OMIHACHIMAN MAIN STORE

morishima
Omi Beef is known as one of the “3 Great Beefs” of Japan. The finely grained texture of the beef and the balance between the meat and fat gives Omi Beef a unique characteristic that you cannot find elsewhere. The main store of Morishima Omihachiman has long perfected the cuisine of…  More Information

Location
866-1, Higashigawa-cho, Omihachiman City, Shiga
Opening Times
Mon – Sat: 11:00 – 20:30
Sun & Public Holidays: 11:00 – 20:00
TEL
0748-37-4325
Closed
Wednesday

I: HIKONE CASTLE

hikonejo
Hikone Castle is one of the few castles in Japan with its original keep and one of 5 castles listed as a national treasure. Hikone Castle is a must if you wish to enjoy the untouched… More Information

Location
1-1 Konki-cho, Hikone City, Shiga
Opening Times
8:30 – 17:00
TEL
0749-22-2742
Closed
Open all year round
Admission
Adults: 600 Yen
Child (Junior High school and under): 200 Yen