Biwako Cruise

MICHIGAN SIGHTSEEING CRUISE

The Michigan is Lake Biwa's most famous cruise boat. Relax and watch the spectacular scenery of Lake Biwa as it goes by,
or enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants or a live music performance.

Michigan Cruise *This information is based on arrivals/departures at Otsu Port
Cruise Courses N0. Departs Otsu Port
(Biwako Hotel)
Depart Niono-hama sightseeing Port (Biwako Otsu Prince Hotel) Depars Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port (Biwako Otsukan) Arrives Otsu Port Fares
(incl.tax)
Cruise Availability
Michigan 80
(80 minute course)
10:00
10:25
11:00
11:20

[Round Trip]

Otsu Port to Otsu Port

Adults: ¥2,780

Students: ¥2,260 *2

Children: ¥1,390 *3


[Section Fare (adults)]

Otsu Port to Niono-hama Sightseeing Port ¥930


Niono-hama

Sightseeing Port to Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port ¥1,340


Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port to Otsu Port ¥720

Daily cruises from April 1, 2018 to Dec. 2, and from Dec 29 to Jan. 3, 2019, and from Mar. 10 to 31.

11:40
12:05
12:40
13:00

Daily cruises from April 1, 2018 to Dec. 2, and from Dec 29 to Jan. 3, 2019.

Saturday, Sunday and holiday cruises from Dec. 3, 2018 to Mar. 8, 2019 (see Winter: note *4) and daily cruises Mar. 10 to 31.

13:30
13:55
14:30
14:50
15:10
15:35
16:10
16:30

Daily cruises from April 1, 2018 to Dec. 2, and from Mar. 10, 2019 to 31.

Michigan 60
(60 minute course)
16:45
17:10
17:45

Adults: ¥2,260

Students: ¥1,850 *2

Children: ¥1,130 *3

Saturday, Sunday and holiday cruises from April 28, 2018 to May 6, and July 14 to Sept. 30, and daily cruises Aug. 13 to 17 (see note *5).


(with the exception of the Lake Biwa Fireworks Display day)

Michigan Night
(120 minute course)
(60 minute course)
18:30
18:55
20:30
(Arrives Niono-hama Sightseeing Port)
20:10

Adults: ¥2,260

Students: ¥1,850 *2

Children: ¥1,490 *3

(Arrives Niono-hama Sightseeing Port)

Adults: ¥2,780

Students: ¥2,260 *2

Children: ¥1,390 *3

18:30
19:30

Adults: ¥2,260

Students: ¥1,850 *2

Children: ¥1,130 *3

19:30
20:30

Michigan 80 (80 minute course)

[Round Trip] Otsu Port to Otsu Port

Adults: ¥2,780 / Students: ¥2,260 *2 /Children: ¥1,390 *3

[Section Fare (adults)]

Otsu Port to Niono-hama Sightseeing Port ¥930

Niono-hama

Sightseeing Port to Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port ¥1,340

Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port to Otsu Port ¥720

N0. Departs Otsu Port
(Biwako Hotel)
Depart Niono-hama sightseeing Port (Biwako Otsu Prince Hotel) Depars Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port (Biwako Otsukan) Arrives Otsu Port
10:00
10:25
11:00
11:20

Daily cruises from April 1, 2018 to Dec. 2, and from Dec 29 to Jan. 3, 2019, and from Mar. 10 to 31.

11:40
12:05
12:40
13:00
13:30
13:55
14:30
14:50

Daily cruises from April 1, 2018 to Dec. 2, and from Dec 29 to Jan. 3, 2019.

Saturday, Sunday and holiday cruises from Dec. 3, 2018 to Mar. 8, 2019 (see Winter: note *4) and daily cruises Mar. 10 to 31.

15:10
15:35
16:10
16:30

Daily cruises from April 1, 2018 to Dec. 2, and from Mar. 10, 2019 to 31.

Michigan 60 (60 minute course)

Adults: ¥2,260 / Students: ¥1,850 *2 / Children: ¥1,130 *3

N0. Departs Otsu Port
(Biwako Hotel)
Depart Niono-hama sightseeing Port (Biwako Otsu Prince Hotel) Depars Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port (Biwako Otsukan) Arrives Otsu Port
16:45
17:10
17:45

Saturday, Sunday and holiday cruises from April 28, 2018 to May 6, and July 14 to Sept. 30, and daily cruises Aug. 13 to 17 (see note *5).

(with the exception of the Lake Biwa Fireworks Display day)

Michigan Night (120 minute course) (60 minute course)

Adults: ¥2,260 / Students: ¥1,850 *2 / Children: ¥1,490 *3

(Arrives Niono-hama Sightseeing Port)

Adults: ¥2,780 / Students: ¥2,260 *2 / Children: ¥1,390 *3

Adults: ¥2,260 / Students: ¥1,850 *2 / Children: ¥1,130 *3

N0. Departs Otsu Port
(Biwako Hotel)
Depart Niono-hama sightseeing Port (Biwako Otsu Prince Hotel) Depars Yanagasaki Lakeside Park Port (Biwako Otsukan) Arrives Otsu Port
18:30
18:55
20:30
(Arrives Niono-hama Sightseeing Port)
20:10
18:30
19:30
19:30
20:30

Saturday, Sunday and holiday cruises from April 28, 2018 to May 6, and July 14 to Sept. 30, and daily cruises Aug. 13 to 17 (see note *5).

(with the exception of the Lake Biwa Fireworks Display day)

  • *1Groups of 15 or more receive a 10% group discount.
  • *2Junior high, high school, and university students must show proof of status as students.
  • *3For children 5 and under, 1 free fare is included with each adult fare (if accompanying 2 children 5 and under, 1 child fare is required). However, this system does not apply for groups of 15 or more.
  • *4

    On weekdays during winter (February 3 through March 8, 2018), high-speed cruises operate on the schedule for Michigan 80 cruises #2 and #3.

    Fares for these cruises are ¥1,960 for adults, ¥1,570 for students (see Note 2), and ¥980 for children (see Note 1).

  • *5For groups of 40 or more, cruises can operate on non-scheduled days by reservation.

Note:

In some cases the Bianca or another ship may operate for the Michigan Cruise.The Interlaken or another ship may also operate for the south lake route high-speed cruise.

The ship may be unavailable due to a private reservation or participation in an event.

Please check our website or call us in advance to check if the ship is running as normal

Please inquire for pricing for schoolgroups.

The operating schedule and port entry/departure is subject to change due to strong winds,poor weather or other reasons.

In addition, in some cases it may not be possible for the ship to dock.

Biwako Kisen Co., Ltd
5-1-1 Hamaotsu, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan 520-0047 [Reservations Center] TEL +81-77-524-5000
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