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Elegant Trip Around Biwa Lake! Enjoy Buffet Lunch on the Cruise, Leisurely Walk in Omihachiman and Pleasant Outdoor Hot Spring! OSA0371 / A2577

JPY 11,980
Departure Place
: Depart from Osaka / Kyoto
Departure Period
: 2018.05.13 - 2018.07.31
Tour Length
: 1 day
: English (iPad), Chinese (iPad), Japanese,


  • Lunch is provided on the luxury "Michigan Cruise"! While over-viewing the beautiful Biwa Lake, enjoy lunch buffet with Japanese and western style food on the ship with gaudy interior decoration!
  • "Michigan Cruise" is a reproduction copying the image of red paddle boat in service in the south of America! Don't miss the imposing carpet, chandelier and door, and 360 degree panoramic view!
  • Relax in the outdoor hot spring at the resort village Omihachiman! Spend idle time while taking glance of the peaceful Biwa Lake!
  • Wander around the orderly lining up old houses and Hachiman Moat with cobble path along! The nostalgic neighborhood is served as stage of many historical dramas!
  • Visit the spectacular Fukushimi Inari Shrine and take a snapshot on the archway!


Departure Place
Mainichi Newspapers Building Front[ Google Maps ][ Download ]
Meal(s)Breakfast : 0 / Lunch : 1 / Supper : 0
07:30Departure from Umeda (Gathering at 07:15 am)
09:30Omihachiman・Omihachiman Moat
(Wander around the nostalgic street and along the moat/ Around 60 mins)
11:00Omihachiman Resort
(Enjoy natural outdoor hot spring bath with great view of Lake Biwa/ Around 60 mins)
13:00Arrive at Otsu Port
Biwa Lake cruise
(Ride on the luxury Michigan Cruise and have a view of Biwa Lake while enjoying buffet lunch on the cruise!/ Around 80 mins)
14:30Arrive at Otsu Port
15:30Fushimi Inari Shrine
(Visit Kyoto's notable torii/ Around 60 mins)
17:50Arrival at Umeda

Tour Plans

APer person


12 or above
JPY 11,980
3 to 11
JPY 11,480
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Fushimi Inari Shrine

Speaking of Kyoto's most popular tourist attractions, it must count "Fushimi Inari Shrine". A series of Torii in deep red color, making a mysterious Japanese style. In addition, the area around the "Thousand Torii" symbolizing this area, and the entrance to the hill side were also said to be God appearing site, are all representing gates towards the heaven.

Biwa Lake Michigan Cruise

Please enjoy this cruise journey on the Biwa Lake for about 80 minutes, which is the signature of Lake Biwa. The interior of this ship is very noble and elegant. From the observation deck on the boat, you can also enjoy the 360 degrees panoramic view of Lake Biwa. (Right hand side image is Buffet Lunch)

Omihachiman Town

It is a small town full of Japanese ancient house with specific scenery and emotion. There are many interesting spots here, such as the stone road built along the canal "Hachiman Hori" and shooting places of Japanese warrior drama etc.

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Cancellation Policy

10day(s) before tour date20% of total
7day(s) before tour date30% of total
1day(s) before tour date40% of total
The day50% of total
Cancellation standard is based on our business hour (until 17:30 in Japan time).
※ Please be noted that we are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and New Year Holidays (29Dec to 3Jan) .


Language English (iPad), Chinese (iPad), JapaneseWhat is video translation service?
Range of language support
Not included introduction and explanation of tourist attraction during the tour.
But on the departure date, we can prepare and distribute travel voucher which written in your desire language (English or Chinese). So you can understand better about the trip.
Minimum number of participants for operation 15 persons
There is a minimum requirement on number of participant for holding the tour. In case minimum number is not reached and the tour need to be cancelled, notice will be sent by e-mail 14 days before departure d​ay​ (4 days before for 1 day tour). ​T​our fee paid will be fully refunded.
  • Language used by accompanied staff is Japanese, and "video translation service" or "pocket translation device" will be used for language support. In addition on the departure day, we will distribute travel voucher which written in your desire language. (English or Chinese)
  • Participant of this tour will ride with Japan local visitor.
  • Please be noted that you cannot change the scheduled return location after the tour.
  • In case of traffic congestion or any other uncontrollable reasons, may lead to changes on tour schedule or time shorten in each sightseeing spots, please be noted in advance.
  • Tour is scheduled as listed hour, however may subject to change due to traffic condition.
  • If Michigan Cruise is not under operation due to bad weather or any other reasons, souvenir will be given to each participant as compensation, and no refund will be made, please be noted in advance. Lunch will still be served on the cruise.
  • Other Notes
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