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Lovely view

Lovely view but a bit expensive. We paid 2000 Yen parking fee and 5000 Yen ( for two persons, so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ursularuh2
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Minato, Japan
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First time to see real snow

my kids were very happy to see for the first time real snow. They really enjoyed playing with it... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2019
salvadorjra
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Tarlac Province, Philippines
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You can enjoy the terrace of Lake Biwa with a magnificent view overlooking Lake Biwa, Japan's elevation of 1,100 meters, north-south panorama. Attractions such as Skywalker and Zip Line are also available (reservation required). It is famous as the...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Kido, Otsu 520-0514, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely view but a bit expensive. We paid 2000 Yen parking fee and 5000 Yen ( for two persons, so 2.500 each) for the ropeway up and down. It’s a bit far to walk down and you should be well equipped with sturdy hiking boots...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

Looking for a place to relax and unwind? Head on to Biwako Valley! Nature view at it's best. Go home refreshed and ready for a hustle!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

After a 40-min train ride from Kyoto, we enjoyed Biwako valley and it's fine, powdery snow. Unfortunately, it was cloudy when we were there.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

my kids were very happy to see for the first time real snow. They really enjoyed playing with it but we just stayed there for over one hour because we still need to go to different places in Kyoto.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank salvadorjra
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Visited in early February with my wife and daughter. The train commute from Osaka was about a little less than two hours. The buses from the last train station to Biwako travel in intervals of about 45 minutes. We initially planned to take a bus...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

the morning we were there, it had been raining the nite before and a drizzle earlier so the view was foggy/misty. The ride to the top via the tram was nothing spectacular since there was no view due to fog. Up on the hill, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Check their homepage before going! I did check before I went but the website wasn’t so clear so I didn’t find out until I arrived to the station. Good thing I live only 3 stations away! If you want to enjoy the crazy view of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank wowwy
Reviewed March 3, 2018

My family and I went to Biwako Valley on the first week of February. It was the coldest time in Japan. We went to this place in order for us to experience snow there. We really enjoyed our stay there. We went yo snow land....More

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank Lei V
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

We took a day trip from Osaka. I found clear instructions on this difficult to find so here is what we did: - train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto (we tool the limited stop train from Kansai Airport, it was only one stop and took c.25min)...More

Date of experience: February 2018
18  Thank sak_amk
Reviewed January 25, 2018

Getting here from Osaka can be a challenge for your patience. You have to ride a one hour train to Kyoto, and then switch lines and ride a thirty minute train to Shiga. From Shiga station, you have to take a twenty minute bus to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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