Biwako Kisen Co., Ltd | Michigan, BIANCA, Shiga Prefecture

Reservations / Inquiries | Biwako Cruise Reservations Center

TEL/+81-77-524-5000
Reception hours/9:00〜17:00

Biwako Cruise Eary morning seasonal cruise (Reservations required)
Operates on: The Michigan

Enjoy a short cruise on Lake Biwa in the morning.
The perfect way to start a relaxing spring day of wandering around the Lake Biwa area.
Getting to Otsu Port

Dates:

 

Sat. March 25, 2017 to
Thur. April 20, 2017

Boarding Port and Times:

 

Otsu Port
Departs from Otsu Port at 8:30,
arrives at Otsu Port at 9:00

Fare:

 

¥1,200

About the Trip:

 

Minimum No. of Passengers: 20

Contact Us:

 

Biwako Kisen Reservations Center
TEL +81 (77) 524-5000

Cherry Blossoms at Otsu Port

Cherry Blossoms at Mii-dera Temple

15-minute walk from Otsu Port

Cherry Blossoms along Lake Biwa Canal

10-minute walk from Otsu Port

Cherry Blossom Cruise (Reservations required)

A cruise aboard the Bianca where visitors can enjoy the cherry blossoms of Kaizu Osaki and Okubiwako.
(Reservations required) Operates on: The Bianca

Kaizu Osaki is considered one of Japan’s 100 finest cherry blossom viewing spots, with some 800 cherry trees blooming along a four-kilometer stretch of the Lake Biwa coastline. This cruise offers an outstanding chance to enjoy the unusual rock formations that can be found on the coastline, and the incredible beauty of Kaizu Osaki and the Okubiwako area while the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
Map of Kaizu Osaki    Getting to Nagahama Port

Dates:

 

Wed. April 5, 2017 to
Sun. April 16, 2017

Fare:

 

Adults ¥3,100   Children ¥1,550

Cruise Time:

About the Trip:

 

Minimum No. of Passengers: 20

Contact Us:

 

Biwako Kisen Reservations Center
TEL +81 (77) 524-5000

Notes:
Passengers cannot go ashore at Kaizu Osaki.
Cruise schedules may be temporarily modified to accommodate ayu sweetfish fishers on Lake Biwa.
Scheduled cruise times and dates are not guaranteed to be at the same time that the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
In the event that fewer than a set minimum number of passengers are set to board the ship, the cruise may be canceled. Changes to scheduled departure and/or arrival times may also be caused by large numbers of passengers, privately chartered cruises, strong winds or rain, etc.

Kaizu Osaki Cherry Blossom Cruise (Reservations required)
Operates on: High-speed craft

Kaizu Osaki is considered one of Japan’s 100 finest cherry blossom viewing spots, with some 800 cherry trees blooming along a four-kilometer stretch of the Lake Biwa coastline. This cruise offers an outstanding chance to enjoy the unusual rock formations that can be found on the coastline, and the incredible beauty of Kaizu Osaki and the Okubiwako area while the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
Map of Kaizu Osaki

From Nagahama Port   Getting to Nagahama Port

Dates:

 

Sat. April 1, 2017 to
Sun. April 23, 2017

Fare:

 

Adults ¥3,090   Children ¥1,540
Meal Set: Adults ¥5,140   Children ¥4,110
(Includes fares, flower-viewing bento lunch, and tea)
Note: The Meal Set is only available for Afternoon Course 2

Cruise Time

Contact Us:

 

Biwako Kisen Nagahama Office
TEL +81 (749) 62-3390

 

From Imazu Port   Getting to Imazu Port

Dates:

 

Sat. April 1, 2017 to
Thur. April 20, 2017

[Go Ashore at Kaizu Osaki Course]

Fare:

 

Adults ¥2,880   Children ¥1,440

Cruise Time

[Pleasure Cruise Course]

Fare:

 

Adults ¥2,670   Children ¥1,340

Cruise Time

Contact Us:

 

Biwako Kisen Imazu Office
TEL +81 (740) 22-1747

Notes:
All prices shown include tax.
Cruise schedules may be temporarily modified to accommodate ayu sweetfish fishers on Lake Biwa.
Scheduled cruise times and dates are not guaranteed to be at the same time that the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
In the event that fewer than a set minimum number of passengers are set to board the ship, the cruise may be canceled. Changes to scheduled departure and/or arrival times may also be caused by large numbers of passengers, privately chartered cruises, strong winds or rain, etc.

Ishiyama-dera Temple Cherry Blossom Cruise (Reservations required)
Operates on: High-speed craft

This new cruise for 2017 makes a great way to enjoy the cherry blossoms at Ishiyama-dera Temple and along the Seta River!

Dates:

 

Thur. March 30, 2017 to
Tue. April 4, 2017

Fare:

 

[One Way]
Adults ¥1,300   Children ¥650
[40-minute pleasure cruise from Ishiyama-dera Temple Port]
Adults ¥1,300   Children ¥650

Cruise Time   Getting to Otsu Port   Getting to Ishiyama-dera Temple Port

[One Way] Otsu Port→Ishiyama-dera Temple Port

[One Way] Ishiyama-dera Temple Port→Otsu Port

[40-minute pleasure cruise from Ishiyama-dera Temple Port]

Contact Us:

 

Biwako Kisen Reservations Center
TEL +81 (77) 524-5000

Notes:
Scheduled cruise times and dates are not guaranteed to be at the same time that the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
In the event that fewer than a set minimum number of passengers are set to board the ship, the cruise may be canceled. Changes to scheduled departure and/or arrival times may also be caused by large numbers of passengers, privately chartered cruises, strong winds or rain, etc.

Kisen de Oden (Oden on a boat) (Reservations required)
Operates on: The Lansing

When the weather starts to get colder, Japan gets hungry for oden. Otsu city is home to a number of izakaya pubs and other restaurants that offer oden. This winter, enjoy a short cruise on Lake Biwa, with sights like the beautiful Biwako Otsukan, and warm, delicious, all-you-can-eat oden.

Dates:

 

Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun.
through March 12, 2017

Contact Us:

 

Biwako Kisen Reservations Center
TEL +81 (77) 524-5000
9:00-17:00

Images are for illustrative purposes only.