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Tour du Lac Biwa

Minami-funaji 4-1, Otsu 520-0588, Shiga Prefecture
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Local Cooking and Cycling Tour: Beautiful Takashima Biwa Lake and Rice Terraces
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Spend quality time with your family, friends or a special person at the tranquil lakeside which is a hidden gem away from all the main tourists hot spots of Japan. On our tour, you can experience quality Japanese traditional life as well as cooking experience using plentiful fresh local vegetables and rice through heart warming communication with our kind and friendly local host families. We offer programs where you can enjoy the beautiful scenes of Lake Biwa or terraced rice fields either by bicycles or by foot at your own pace. Other programs are offered where one can learn about traditional local culture and art. All the tours are either private or as part of a small group attended by a guide to ensure that quality of your tour. Discover and participate in the traditions of Shiga life in un-crowded, natural surroundings. It’s a great chance to see the real Japanese life amongst the beautiful countryside in Shiga. We believe that our tours offer a real heart to heart cross-cultural experience, which will remain as one of the highlights of your trip in Japan. Tour du lac members who live by Lake Biwa, the largest and most unique lake in Japan, are looking forward to sharing with you while enjoying the life in these wonderful natural surroundings. We hope that we can offer a bridge between the tour participants and the local people for sharing and celebrating our collective humanity.
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Minami-funaji 4-1, Otsu 520-0588, Shiga Prefecture
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We took an earlier train to Biwa lake than the arranged time and surprisingly, Ms. Shino Sen was already waiting for us. She took us to a humble local shrine. With her story telling and a little surprise at the end, which I woold not...More

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My two adult daughters and I had a wonderful experience on the Mochi Pounding tour a few days ago. I had expressed an interest in visiting a Japanese farm, and seeing something of rural life, and my girls found the tour as a surprise! It...More

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It was absolutely our pleasure and an honor to have hosted the tour for you and your lovely daughters. We did enjoy the "girl's party" and lots of conversation including learning about your culture (& Whiskey!). We do hope you could watch the Royal Wedding...More

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Hi. Thank you for your inquiry. If you have small children, why not try our Mochi pounding tour? It is a fun activity for both adults and small children. Also, we all help parents take care of their children and make sure... More
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