“Yukimi boat cruise” that runs north-south on Lake Biwa in winter


The Hira Mountains, where mountains at an altitude of 1000m are connected 12km north and south, Mt. Ibuki, the highest peak in Shiga Prefecture, and waterfowl flapping on the lake surface. Lake Biwa’s “Yukimi Boat Cruise” will operate from January 29, 2022, where you can meet beautiful scenery that will heal your heart.

The Yukimi Boat Cruise is the only course that runs north-south on Lake Biwa in winter, connecting Otsu Port and Nagahama Port in about two and a half hours.
From Nagahama Port, “Nagahama Bonsai Exhibition”, which is said to be the best in Japan in terms of history and scale, and “Kurokabe Square” where shops such as glass shops, restaurants and cafes are scattered in a corner of the old townscape along the Hokkoku Highway. You can visit on foot. We also recommend a trip to Shiga that combines a Yukimi boat (one way) and sightseeing in Nagahama.

If you make a reservation in advance, we will also call at Nionohama Kanko Port and Ogoto Onsen Port. You can choose a convenient port for sightseeing around your accommodation, Hamaotsu (Miidera), Sakamoto (Saikyoji / Hiyoshi Taisha), so why not incorporate “Yukimi Ship” into your travel plan?

Mt. Ibuki
Shiraishi off the coast

Introducing the scenery where you can see the tourist guide!
We will guide you through the scenery and tourist information that you can see from the boat window in a fun narrative tone. The cruise will be even more memorable.
*Sightseeing guides may vary from day to day.

Lake Biwa traverse Yukimi boat cruise

Period: Operates on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and holidays from Saturday, January 29, 2022 to Monday, February 28, 2022.
*Minimum number of participants: 15
Price: [One way] Adults 3,500 yen, Children 1,750 yen (tax included)
[Round trip] Adults 5,000 yen, Children 2,500 yen (tax included)
Remarks: ・Flight details may be changed or canceled due to weather or other conditions.
・Please cooperate in wearing a mask, measuring the temperature before boarding, disinfecting, and ensuring social distance on board. Also, please refrain from talking loudly, bringing in lunch boxes and alcohol.
・No smoking on board.
・Vessels other than Rio Grande Megumi may operate due to circumstances.
TEL: 077-524-5000(9:00-17:00)

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