Northern Lake Biwa-Private tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

197840


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
Because there are many steep stairs in Chikubu-sima

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (conversational), Japanese (fluent)

Trip to island of worship Chikubu-sima and Nagahama castle town


In this is tour we visit the well known island of worship on Lake Biwa the biggest lake in Japan, Chikubu-sima and Nagahama old castle town which is prospered since Toyotomi Hideyoshi began his rule as a feudal lord in the late 16th century. Enjoy your tour to the two places of interest cruising across the beautiful scenery of northern Lake Biwa!!

Itinerary

AM:

09:00
Meet at JR Kyoto station for JR Ohmi Imadu

10:50 -11:15
Boat to Chikubu-sima island from Imazu port

Chikubu-sima visit (50 minutes)

12:05-12:35
Boat to Nagahama from Chikibu-sima

Lunch at Nagahama castle town

PM :

Nagahama old town visit

Nagahama castle (Historical museum)
Hikiyama (pageant float) museum
Kurokabe square (Nostalgic street of old town)

From JR Nagahama station to JR Kyoto station

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Suggested by Guide: JR Kyoto station (JR Kosei line) at 09:00 O'clock am.

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

By local liner boat

What’s Included

Other: Guide fee, Transportation fare (Train and boat) for guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10000 JPY - Transportation, Admission fee, Lunch

What’s Extra

Other: Boat fare from Imazu port- Chikubu-jima - Nagahama port (JPY2830)
Chikubu-sima admission fee - (JPY400)
Lunch for guide and you
( At any restaurant you would like)
Nagahama castle (JPY400)
Hikiyama museum (JPY600)

A Recent Review of this tour

A highlight of the Lake Biwa tour is Chikubu-sima Island's Hougon Temple and Tsurubusuma Shrine, along with the Pilgram Stairs. They are welcome addition to the temples and shrines we viewed in Kyoto. A comfortable boat ride transported us to the island. The views are beautiful! Nagahama with its historic shopping streets, restaurants, museum and cherry and plum blossom gardens is well worth visiting. Kenji is a knowledgeable, friendly and hospitable guide. We really enjoyed our day with him! Recommended!
Daralyn L.

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    404 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 8 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    197840


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.
    Because there are many steep stairs in Chikubu-sima

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Italian (conversational), Japanese (fluent)

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